Thousand Oaks, CA - Top quality dressage horses, international judges and a spectacular venue were three facets of the 2011 Dressage Affaire held at the Del Mar Horsepark in Del Mar, CA. The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) would like to express their gratitude to everyone involved with the CDI, WYJ and CPEDI3* 2011 Dressage Affaire. This show was not only an opportunity for Para-Equestrians to ride in front of international judges but it was a chance to earn a qualifying score for the 2012 Paralympics in London, England. Foremost, the USPEA would like to thank Kim Keenan and her team at Keenan Productions and Events. Their hospitality and ability to accommodate the needs of all of the riders was outstanding. To continue, the USPEA would like to thank all of the officials, judges and everyone involved with the daily aspects of the horse show. In addition, the USPEA recognizes the Title Sponsors Akiko Yamazaki and Leatherdale Farms and the Patron Sponsor Custom Saddlery.
Hope Hand, President of the USPEA noted, "We are so grateful to every person involved with the Dressage Affaire. This was our second year at the Del Mar CPEDI3* and we can't wait to come back next year. Kim Keenan and her team care about every aspect of the horse show which had a direct effect on all of the riders, coaches and staff. We would also like to thank Pam Lane and USEF for their dedication and contribution to all of the Para-Equestrian riders. Without the support of our national federation the Para-Equestrian discipline may not be where it is today."
With the long list of outstanding sponsors and contributors the USPEA would like to thank everyone from the Official Sponsors, Hospitality Sponsors, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze Sponsors, the Award Sponsors and of course all of the sponsors involved with each Para-Equestrian.
Lastly, the USPEA would like to express their appreciation to the parents, coaches, assistants, spectators, officials, board members and every individual involved for making the 2011 Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* an event to remember.