Elite Athletes Head to Tryon for USEF Para Dressage National Championship

Friday, October 23, 2020
Posted by Lindsay Y. McCall


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With the uncertainty of the calendar year of 2020 the Para Dressage community is looking forward to the Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship and CPEDI3* competition. Riders will compete October 22-25, 2020, at the beautiful Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. The event will include a national championship along with CPEDI3*, CPEDI2*, and CPEDI1*.

Photo - World Equestrian Games athlete and medal winner Kate Shoemaker with Solitaer 40. Shoemaker will compete as one of the fifteen hose and rider combinations with her horse Gaborencio at the Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship and CPEDI3*. (Lindsay Y. McCall for the USPEA) 
Elite, developing, emerging, and young riders will be showcasing their talents in front of international judges Elke Ebert (GER), Carlos Lopes (POR) and Adrienne Pot (USA).Fifteen horse and rider combinations team and individual tests will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, and the top horse and rider combinations will return for the freestyle tests on Sunday, October 25. High Performance athletes in multiple countries will showcase quality tests as they aim for the rescheduled Paralympic Games taking place August 24 – September 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The competition will be live streamed on USEF Network. 

The 2020 Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship and CPEDI3*, CPEDI2* and CPEDI1* are scheduled to take place October 22-25, in Mill Spring, NC. 

The 2020 Para Dressage Emerging Athlete Competition sponsored by USPEA will be held in conjunction with the CPEDI and USEF Para Dressage National Championship October 22-25, in Mill Spring, NC.

The 2020 Paralympic Games are rescheduled to take place August 24 – September 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. 

Stay up to date on the Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team by following USA Para Dressage on Facebook and US Equestrian on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #USAParaDressage.

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

For more information about the USPEA please visit or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: or by phone: (610)356-6481.