USA Equestrian and NDSA Present Judging Dressage Riders With A Disability
USA Equestrian and
the National Disabled Sports Alliance (NDSA) have joined
together to present the forum, "Judging Dressage Riders With A Disability."
The forum will be hosted by the United States Equestrian Team at the Olympic
Training Center in Gladstone, New Jersey, beginning Friday, November 1
running through Sunday, November 3, 2002.
Course leaders for
the forum will be Mrs. Jonquil Solt, I.P.E.C. Chairman
and Master Judge and Mrs. Inger Bryant, I.P.E.C. Dressage Committee Chairman
and Master Judge. The forum is designed to provide an in-depth review
judging dressage for riders with disabilities and will include lecture,
discussion and demonstration, along with practical judging of riders with
disabilities performing the I.P.E.C. tests. Information will also be
presented on the USA Equestrian Dispensation Program which allows riders
with disabilities to compete in USA Equestrian Recognized Dressage shows.
Qualified judges who show competency during the practical segment of the
forum will be eligible to become I.P.E.C. international candidate,
provisional or national level judges.
The course will be
open to a maximum of 30 participants, accepted on a first
come, first serve basis with priority given to those judges with a dressage
"R" rating or above. The course will be free to judges with
an "R" rating
or above and $50 for judges rated "r", "L" graduates
or observers. To
register for the course please contact Andrea Ice at USA Equestrian at
225-6977. Please direct other inquiries to Denise Avolio at NDSA (914)
USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of
the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping,
and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian
competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide
each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating
and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate
at these shows.