Saturday, September 24, 2022

Tag: Para Dressage

A Voice in the Dark

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First generation American, daughter of a refugee, wheelchair user, advocate, assault survivor, unashamed. Mia Rodier-Dawallo is a Grade II, international Para Dressage competitor, a Persian-American, a survivor, and a rising star.

The Mythical Creature: The Para Horse

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Let us celebrate the para horse. His kindness, his intuition, his spirit, his purpose; he is at schooling shows and the Paralympic theatre, he packs around the novice and dances with the greats.

From Pony Party to Wellington – My Para Equestrian Journey

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For the first time in my life, aboard Star, I could run and walk and not fear that I was going to trip and fall. At the barn, I had a place where I could be normal- a place where I belonged. By Skyler Wroblewski

The Future Looks Bright

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From ages 13 to 18, I endured six brain surgeries, followed by two spinal surgeries, each necessary to save my life. With extensive physical therapy at a rehabilitation center, I started the road to recovery and continued to improve myself through emotional therapy with my personal horses, and physical therapy riding with RideOn, a Therapeutic Riding Center in Chatsworth, CA. The motivation to get back on my personal horses, honestly, is what saved my life and kept me going.

Para Dressage: Making the Grade

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Spend enough time in the dressage world and you’ll hear “she’s a Grade II Para Equestrian”, or “he’s riding the Grade V Introductory Test A”. But what do these grades mean? Let’s look at how the FEI and USEF (who has adopted the FEI Para Equestrian Classification Rules and Para Equestrian Manual for Classifiers as the National Policies and Procedures for Classification at the National level) breaks down the Para Equestrian grading system.

Flying Close To The Sun – A Relentless Journey of Disability,...

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In the coming months and years, I aim to manifest, plan, and ride my way to the international Para Dressage world. I never want money, mind, or medical happenings to hold me back from the pursuit of gold. I’m out here to show that no matter how much or how little you may have, there’s always a way to set the world on fire.

Isn’t It Time You Rode a Trakehner?

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The President of the American Trakehner Association shares about the fascinating history of this breed, and why you should consider one for your next competition mount. By Matthew Boyd

The Best Stories You May Have Missed in 2021

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By Chelsey Burris 2021 was a busy year, and in all the craziness, you may have missed some great content on YourDressage!  Here are a few...

A Fairytale Called Mason

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Our story really is a fairytale complete with true love, dancing, fairy godmothers, sidekicks, and a happily ever after. Thanks to Mason I’m ready for the next big chapter on the way to the international para dressage ring.
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Trot Stretch Circles

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