USEF Announces ParaEquestrian Dressage Training Session

Oct. 30, 2008, 2:58 p.m. (ET)

Gladstone, N.J. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is hosting a ParaEquestrian Dressage Training Session for potential Para Dressage Equestrians and Elite Riders with US ParaEquestrian Team Coach and international eventing rider Missy Ransehousen and Assistant Coach Sharon Schneidman. The Training Session will be held November 24-25, 2008 at the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, WA.

ParaEquestrian provides riders with all kinds of disabilities the chance to compete in dressage competitions at every level, from local shows to the Paralympic Games. ParaEquestrian Dressage will be included, for the first time, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games which will be held in Lexington, KY in September of 2010.

This Training Session is designed to help riders who have various disabilities learn more about competing in Dressage at a National or International Level and also to assist Trainers working with riders with disabilities. Auditors are invited and encouraged to attend at no charge.

We will also be offering International Classification on Tuesday, November 25th with US Chief Classifier Joann Benjamin and International Classifier Marion Slatter-Blitstein from Canada.

For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact: Pam Lane, USEF Director of ParaEquestrian and Vaulting at or (908) 326-1153.