Para Equestrians To Qualify for the 2012 Paralympics at the Dressage Affair CDI*** CPEDI***
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Dear Para Equestrian Dressage Athletes,
Every effort is being made to find appropriate horses for para hopefuls to compete and/or clinic with USEF Developing coach Debbie McDonald. “It is important for all para hopefuls to make every effort to attend this event to qualify for 2012,” said USPEA director, Hope Hand. “Even if you are unable to compete or clinic, this event is a valuable contribution to our rapidly growing discipline for those interested to learn and get classified. Classification is an important process to determine what grade a para ride will compete as.
“Because this is a high profile show, would like the Grade IV riders from the East Coast to attend to network for new horses for 2012.” Hope Hand added. “Even if they could lease a nice horse for this two week period of time, they would be seen as creditable riders worth investing support. We can do this for the Grade IV riders since this is the most competitive grade we need to catch up and raise the bar in the US. Otherwise, we do not have any Grade IV riders that are currently competitive on their current mounts.
For Para Riders hoping to compete the deadline for entries is February 18, 2011.
Linked here please find a copy of the CPEDI3*, The Dressage Affaire prize list. The entry forms are included and the closing date for entries is February 18, 2011. If you plan on competing, please mail your entry (one for each horse), along with a copy of your FEI classification card to the following address:
8246 Open Gate Road
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Please do not send your entry to the USEF office.
Reminder: All horses, including borrowed horses, must have a FEI passport or a National passport. See excerpt from FEI rules, Article 8446 Passports of Horses below.
USEF membership must be current.
Article 8446 Passports of Horses
2. All horses require FEI passports, except for those horses competing in their country of residence up to and including CPEDI2* and those competing in competitions below CPEDI2*.
However, these horses must be registered with their NF, be identifiable by diagram, and have a valid vaccination certificate.
3. Borrowed horses, being used as own horses, must be registered with their NF, be identifiable by diagram, and have a valid vaccination certificate.
Athletes who wish to be classified will have an opportunity to be internationally classified during the show. Please advise me if you would like to be classified and I will coordinate your classification with Joann Benjamin, chief classifier.
Laureen K. Johnson
Assistant to Driving, Para Equestrian and Vaulting
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
(908) 326-1155 Phone
(908) 234-9417 Fax
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