Gladstone, NJ - In less than one month the U.S. Para-Dressage Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) will be named. The 2014 calendar year has been one of the most competitive years in history for U.S. Para-Dressage. The 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and Para-Dressage Selection Trials will show case that. The Trials/ National Championship will be held June 2-5, 2014, at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. Twenty-four horse and rider combinations were recently invited from Grades Ia, Ib. II, III, and IV. Athletes will be vying for not only a spot on the U.S. WEG Para-Dressage Team but the championship titles of the year. Riders have through the end of May to continue to qualify for this event. The ground jury includes President Kristi Wysocki (4*) USA, Adrienne Pot (3*) USA, and David Schmutz (4*) USA. The 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and Para-Dressage Selection Trials is managed by Connie Davenport.
Show Schedule: Monday, June 2
12:00 PM Media Training - Mandatory
4:00 PM Veterinary Inspections (sign-up for jog time slot at check-in)
5:00 PM Welcome Reception - Foundation Headquarters
9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 3
Class 1 - FEI Grade Ia Team Test
Class 2 - FEI Grade Ib Team Test
Class 3 - FEl Grade II Team Test
Class 4 - FEI Grade III Team Test
Class 5 - FEI Grade IV Team Test
8:00 AM - Wednesday, June 4
Class 11 - FEI Grade Ia Individual Test
Class 12 - FEI Grade Ib Individual Test
Class 13 - FEI Grade II Individual Test
Class 14 - FEI Grade III Individual Test
Class 15 - FEI Grade IV Individual Test
4:00 PM Wednesday, June 4, USET Cocktail Party - Foundation Headquarters
8:00 AM - Thursday, June 5,
Class 21 - FEI Grade Ia Freestyle Test
Class 22 - FEI Grade Ib Freestyle Test
Class 23 - FEI Grade II Freestyle Test
Class 24 - FEI Grade III Freestyle Test
Class 25 - FEI Grade IV Freestyle Test
About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:
The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation members, and equestrian enthusiasts. The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages Para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the Para-Equestrian umbrella.
The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport. This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage Para-Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.
Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the Para-Equestrian discipline. From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved. From local horse shows to international Paralympic Games, the USPEA provides Para-Equestrians the knowledge and resources needed to succeed. The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), USA Reining, and USEF which provide Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.
In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF).
For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.