Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event Includes Para-Dressage Demonstration

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Posted by Lindsay McCall for the USPEA

Sydney Collier Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)
Sydney Collier Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)

Allentown, NJ - The 13th Annual 2015 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by B.W. Furlong & Associates, will include a Para-Dressage demonstration and appearances from international Para-Dressage athletes. The demonstration will occur on May 10, at approximately 12 PM. Para-Dressage riders include 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve Champion Margaret McIntosh, World Equestrian Games athlete and Young Rider Sydney Collier, Six-Time National Champion, two-time World Equestrian Games athlete, and Paralympian Rebecca Hart, Para-Dressage rider Elle Wooley, and international athlete Ellie Brimmer. The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event takes place May 6-10, 2015 at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, NJ. The United States Para-Equestrian Association and these athletes will be on hand to not only showcase their riding but to answer questions about Para-Dressage.

Margaret McIntosh noted, "Sydney is one of the most hard-working and enthusiastic riders competing today. I am proud to have her represent Para-Dressage to my friends in the Eventing community. Thank you so much to Jane Cory and the Horse Park committee for highlighting the Para Equestrian discipline at this year's Jersey Fresh Horse Trials."

The Jersey Fresh International (JFI) Three-Day Event includes Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. Each year, JFI hosts more than 100 competitors from around the world. Jersey Fresh International is a truly exciting and family-friendly way to spend a spring day or weekend amidst some of New Jersey's most beautiful farm country.  The Horse Park of New Jersey is a premier equestrian venue that draws the sport's top competitors. In the past JFI has helped determine both United States and Canadian Olympic and World Equestrian Games Teams, and this year will be a qualifying selection trials for the United States' Pan American Games Eventing Team.

For more information about Jersey Fresh International CCI, please visit http://www.jfi3d.com%20
Listen to JFI Organizer Jane Cory, aspiring Paralympic Para-Dressage rider Margaret "Gigi" McIntosh, U.S. Paralympics Team Chef d'Equipe Missy Ransehousen, and representatives of the USPEA on Horse Radio Network's 3/26/2015 broadcast HERE

View the press release here.

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: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.
To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/