Award Winners Announced for the 2016 Adequan®/USDF Para-Dressage Rider of the Year
By Lindsay Y. McCall
October 24, 2016 – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Adequan®/USDF Para-Dressage Rider of the Year.
This is the first year that the Para-Dressage discipline was added into the final year awards. Winners will be presented with their accolades at the Awards Banquet at the 2016 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. Further information can be located at http://www.usdf.org/awards/
- Royal Dancer, 71.377, Roxanne Trunnell (USA)
- Rio Rio, 70.261, Margaret McIntosh (USA
- Western Rose, 73.0, Sydney Collier (USA)
- Wolkentanz Onyx, 73.99, Lauren Barwick (CAN)
- Schroeter’s Romani, 73.143, Rebecca Hart (USA)
- Donauwalzer CSF, 68.382, Kelly Boccia (USA)
- Firewalker, 68.0, Charlotte Merle-Smith (USA)
- Lancelot Warrior, 71.360, Angela Peavy
- Bella, 70.732, Lara Oles
- Solitaer 40, 69.385, Kate Shoemaker
- QuaterJack, 68.035, Pamela Hardin
- NTEC Wembley, 68.071, Katie Jackson
- NTEC Giovanni, 65.238, Katie Jackson
- Rubicon 75, 63.611, Mary Jordan
The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.
USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI. While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport. As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.
In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.