Horse Radio Network Features U.S. Para-Equestrian Association on a Once a Month Dressage Radio Segment

Co-Host Ellie Brimmer and Carino H at the Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photos (C) Lindsay McCall.

Wellington, FL – April 3, 2013 – The Horse Radio Network provides the equestrian world with an entertaining and impressive line-up of radio shows for multiple disciplines. Executive Director of the Horse Radio Network, Glenn the Geek, makes it his goal to provide informative yet enjoyable radio shows for everyone in the equestrian industry. On March 27, 2013 the Dressage Radio Show, featuring hosts Reese Koffler-Stanfield and Philip Parks, handed the reins over to United States Para-Equestrian Association’s (USPEA) Lindsay McCall and para-dressage rider Eleanor Brimmer. The first two guests of the unprecedented show were Tina Wentz and para-dressage rider Derrick Perkins. Wentz is heavily involved in the para-equestrian discipline as a board member of the USPEA, a national para equestrian classifier and mother of Paralympian Jonathan Wentz who passed away in September 2012. She is an expert on the sport of para-dressage and knows first-hand the challenges and successes in and out of the international show ring. Derrick Perkins is a U.S. Air Force veteran who was injured in 1988 while on active duty. As a para-dressage rider, Perkins will have his international debut in the 2013 calendar year. With the expert instruction from trainer Kai Handt (who was Jonathan Wentz’s trainer and sponsor) and the talent of horse NTEC Richter Scale (Jonathan Wentz’s Paralympic horse), Perkins has the components to succeed and hopefully qualify for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and/or 2016 Paralympics.

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Jonathan Wentz and NTEC Richter Scale at the 2012 Paralympics
Jonathan Wentz and NTEC Richter Scale at the 2012 Paralympics

Once a month, the Dressage Radio Show will become the Para-Equestrian Show focusing on international FEI discipline Para-Dressage. Although Para-Dressage is the main event, listeners will get the opportunity to learn more about the skillful U.S. Para-Driving Team, the para-reining discipline, Para-Vaulting, and the future of Para-Jumping. The para-equestrian dressage show will feature a line-up of guests including Olympians, Paralympians, trainers, coaches, professionals, amateur riders, young riders, and equine enthusiasts. The intention of the new radio show is to educate, inform, and entertain listeners on the para-equestrian Dressage discipline.

To learn more about the USPEA, please visit or e-mail President Hope Hand at You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at

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About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

For more information about the USPEA, please visit or contact USPEA President Hope Hand by e-mail: or by phone: (610)356-6481.

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