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Inner Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability

WHAT: Inner Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability

WHEN: July 12-13, 2002
9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

In addition to these two days of formal competition, there will also be warm-up competitions and training sessions on Tuesday through Thursday, July 9-11.

Riders compete on borrowed horses, lent by local and regional horse owners, that have been assigned to them by a "Draw" that will take place on Tuesday, July 9 starting at 10:00 am.

WHO: Riders from Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Russia and the United States, each with a disability, will compete in individual and team championship events.

WHERE: Willow Tree Farm at Caumsett State Historic Park, in Huntington, NY

FEATURING: The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) and Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. will co-host the first Inner Vision Championships for dressage riders with a physical disability. This first of its kind competition, approved and recognized by the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee, will feature individual and team championship events and include a special competition for blind and visually impaired.

The National Disability Sports Alliance is recognized as the national governing body for equestrian sport for riders with disabilities. NDSA is responsible for the development and selection of riders for national championship and international competitions, including the Paralympic Games, and provides training, competition and advocacy for riders with physical disabilities.

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. is a therapeutic riding program located in Huntington, NY that provides therapeutic, recreational and competitive horseback riding opportunities for people with physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities.

Both NDSA and Pal-O-Mine are 501(c)3 organizations.


FOR MORE INFO: Lisa A. Gatti, IVC Competition Manager, at (631) 427-6105 or or
Denise Avolio, NDSA, at (914) 949-8166 or

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