Rebecca Hart Earns Third Place Finish at Mulhouse, France CPEDI3*

Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall.

Mulhouse, France – June 20, 2015 – It was the second day of competition for the three U.S. Para-dressage riders competing at the Mulhouse, France CPEDI3*. Equestrians include Annie Peavy with horses Lancelot Warrior and Ozzy Cooper and coach Heather Blitz; Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani with coach Todd Flettrich; and Deborah Stanitski and Biara G with coach Lauren Palmer. These athletes traveled to Europe to compete in both the Mulhouse, France CPEDI3* scheduled June 18-21, 2015 and the Iberherrn, Germany CPEDI3*, scheduled July 2-5, 2015. The Mulhouse CPEDI3* began with the Team Test on Friday, June 19, followed by the Individual Test on June 20, and the Freestyle Test on June 21. The Mulhouse CPEDI3* Ground Jury includes Kathy Amos-Jacob (FRA) 4*, Jan Holger Holtschmit (GER) 4*, Sarah Leitch (GBR) 5*, Eva Maria Bachinger (AUT) 5*, Sarah Rodger (GBR) 5*, Jose Baud (FRA) 4*, Marco Orsini (GER) 5*, and Genevieve Pfister (SUI) 3*. The U.S. Para-Equestrians enjoyed a second day of feedback from the FEI Ground Jury and Rebecca Hart earned a consecutive third place finish in Grade II. Peavy maintained her scores in Grade III with both horses and Stanitski followed suit with Biara G in Grade II.

Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014), and six -time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion Rebecca Hart (Grade II) with Schroeter’s Romani (owned by Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolos, and Will and Sandy Kimmel) earned another third place ribbon in the Individual Test, with a 68.371%.

Rider Deborah Stanitski scored a 63.457 and the first place duo of Grade II, Barbara Minneci and horse Barilla from Belgium, earned a 70.2% and Lauren Barwick and Off to Paris earned a 68.429% for second place.

Grade III, 2014 World Equestrian Games individual, Angela Peavy and her Trakehner gelding Ozzy Cooper earned a sixth place ribbon with a 67.854%. Hanoverian horse Lancelot Warrior earned a 66.878%. First place went to Roberta Sheffield and Double Agent from Canada with a 70.805.

For more information about the Mulhouse CPEDI3*, please visit:

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

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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