Sunday, October 2, 2022

Tag: Para Equestrian

Tips for Better Connection from Adrienne Lyle

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Lyle helped a variety of horses and riders improve their connection and balance. By Stephanie J. Ruff    This story is sponsored by Dressage Today.  It...

World Championships – Para-Dressage Day 1

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The medal drought for the USA at the Ecco FEI World Championships Herning 2022 ended August 11 when Paralympian and 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) para-dressage bronze and silver medalist Rebecca Hart ascended the podium to accept another bronze, this time for her Grade III Individual test.

Persevering to Pursue Paralympic Dreams

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I discovered the sport of para dressage at age 11, when I searched the internet to see if there were riders with a disability out there, and to my pleasant surprise, there were. I watched riders like Rebecca Hart and Roxanne Trunnell give their all in the ring with their horses. I had waited 17 years for a chance to chase my dream after persistently asking my parents for lessons, and I was so excited.

15 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Horse

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The training advice Chrissa Hoffmann gives to a para-rider is good for all riders looking to better their relationships with their horses. By Stephanie Ruff  This story is sponsored by Dressage Today.

Hope Hand: A Memorial

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At the conclusion of the June 19 Perrigo CPEDI3*, athletes, coaches, grooms, and friends gathered to remember Hope Hand, a key leader and supporter of the Para Dressage movement, who sadly passed away in early June 2022. Watch the memorial here.

5 Takeaways from Adrienne Lyle’s Win-a-Day Clinic

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Adrienne was generous with her time and attention to each horse and rider pair. At the end of the day, everyone was all smiles. As for clinic winner Genevieve, this was a wonderful prep for her first CPEDI (International Para-Equestrian 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.

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.

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...
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