Tulsa, Oklahoma – October 21, 2015 – Para-Equestrian World Equestrian Games’ athlete Roxie Trunnell, rider and Para-Equestrian Western Dressage Organizer Marcia Cullen, Frederick Win, and Lara Oles will be demonstrating Para-Equestrian Western Dressage at the 2014 Western Dressage World Championship Show. The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) Western Dressage World Championship Show is scheduled November 6-8, 2015, following the WDAA Annual Convention November 4-6. The championship takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Built Ford Tough Livestock and Mustang Arena at Expo Square. Judges include Para-Dressage rider and Judge Robin Brueckmann R/Western Dressage, S/Dressage (Young Horse); Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez R/Western Dressage, S/Dressage (Young Horse, Equitation); Sue Malone-Casey – S/Dressage (Young Horse); and Barbara Ebner – S/Dressage (Young Horse). These riders are showcasing the para-equestrian side of Western Dressage offering a future additional discipline for disabled equestrian athletes. For more information, please visit http://www.wdaaworldshow.org or go to http://www.westerndressageassociation.org.
Para-Dressage and Western Dressage rider Marsha Cullen explained, “As a Para-Equestrian and WDAA member I am happy to participate in the Educational Task Force on Para-Western Dressage. Having the WDAA World Championship Show in Tulsa every November is a real plus for those of us living in the Midwest and Southern states. There’s an abundance of stock horses here and their gaits are generally smoother and easier to sit. One of the tenets of the WDAA is its inclusiveness so combined with a sport that’s more accessible for more para-equestrians and you have a win/win situation.”
Para-Dressage rider and judge Robin Brueckmann noted, “I am so proud to be a part of the Western Dressage organization. It is helping people to use their horses in a productive and fun way. I think that Western Dressage is accessible to anyone with the horse they already have. It’s very exciting.”
By: Lindsay Y. McCall
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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).