RELEASE: September 26, 2011
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Helen MurrayLexington, KY- Para-Equestrian dressage athletes will have the unique opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of renowned dressage competitor and trainer Robert Dover November 5-6, 2011.
The four-time Olympic Bronze medalist will conduct a Para Equestrian Dressage Training Session along with U.S. Para-Equestrian National Team coach, Missy Ransehousen, at the USET Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ.
Eight riders will be invited to participate in the training session; riders from all five Para-Equestrian Grades are encouraged to apply. Applications should be returned by October 7, 2011.
This Training Session will give horse-and-rider combinations a chance to fine-tune their skills in preparation for the 2012 season. This is a season in which the U.S. will be trying to secure Team and Individual qualifications for the 2012 Paralympics in London.
"We are very excited to have Robert's assistance," said Pam Lane, USEF International High Performance Director of Para-Equestrian and Vaulting. "We are aiming to qualify a Team and Individuals for the 2012 Paralympics and his expertise will be invaluable."
Applications for the Para Equestrian Dressage Training Session can be found at
For more information about the USEF Para-Equestrian program visit;http://usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/allparaequestrian/hpparaEquestrian.aspx.