Date: June 8, 2010
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern
Why: The Horse Radio Network (HRN) and the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA) will host the first ever Para-Webathon on June 8, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Eastern) via multiple websites. The purpose is to raise money and awareness for the United States Para-Equestrian athletes who are aiming to compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. All monies will be channeled through the United States Para Equestrian Association to offset the costs of the 10 United States Para Athletes and their horses.
The Para-Webathon will be a live video event streaming to websites all over the horse world using web video technology that is viewed just like on television. You can watch this event on our website at www.horseradionetwork.com. The call-in number and website address to make donations will be on the website.
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be the first WEG to offer Para-Equestrian competition. This is a very exciting addition that brings Para-Equestrian to the forefront of the horse world. Unfortunately, the Para teams do not have the resources or sponsors that the other disciplines enjoy. Most of the competitors will have to raise their own funds to attend the WEG this year in Kentucky. For the American team alone this can amount to up to $20,000 per competitor.
The hosts will be Glenn the Geek and Samantha Clark from the Horse Radio Network's 2010 Radio Show and Para-Equestrian, Susan Treabess. Alltech has kindly donated its studio and technical expertise to host this live event from its studio in Kentucky. We will highlight the stories of these inspirational athletes who are aiming to compete at their first World Championships. Several equestrian stars from across the horse world will be calling in to lend their support and make this a very special event