Thousand Oaks, CA - After a successful CDPEI*** competition where para competitors earned their qualifying scores for the 2012 Olympic Games and the newly formed affiliate, The United States Para Equestrian Association made huge strides, USPEA President Hope Hand, will be a guest on www.DoversWorld.com tonight with Dressage Olympian Robert Dover. Dover and Hand will be discussing the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the future of the U.S. Para-Equestrian Team, and it will be a chance for listeners to ask questions about the Para-Equestrian discipline. Hand will be calling in from Del Mar California where she is supervising the second and final day of clinics with Dover's Olympic Teammate Debbie McDonald. Dover's World airs around the world live at www.DoversWorld.com and nationally at www.WBZT.com. In the Palm Beach area listeners may tune into WBZT (AM1230). To view a preview of the March 15, 2011 radio show please visit www.DoversWorld.com and click on play button in the corner of the page.
About United States Para-Equestrian Association:
The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board 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 Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed. The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides 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).