Disability Sports Alliance Announces Selection Trial to Determine
Dressage Squad for 2004 Paralympic Games
RIMarch 23, 2004The National Disability Sports Alliance
(NDSA), in association with U.S. Equestrian, will hold a Dressage
Selection Trial to determine the riders who will represent the United
States at the 2004 Paralympic Games. The competition will also serve
as the 2004 NDSA Championship.
Selection Trial will be held during Good Horsemans Dressage
in the Horse Park at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers,
GA, May 1-2, and will determine the Short List of riders for the
Paralympic Games. It is open to qualified riders by invitation only.
a mandatory veterinary inspection on Friday, April 30, riders will
compete in an Individual Championship, Musical Freestyle and Team
Test on Saturday and Sunday. All classes will be conducted under
IPEC rules in which riders are judged according to able-bodied rules,
but allowances are made for compensating aids. For example, special
reins that can be held in one hand would not be penalized.
International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) is the international
governing body for equestrian sports for riders with disabilities.
It is responsible for international rules, sanctioning of international
competitions, and for Paralympic Games and World Championships.
For more information about the IPEC, please visit their website
at www.ipec-athletes.de or contact IPEC Chairman Mrs. Jonquil Solt
by email at email@example.com.
to May 23, riders named to the Short List must compete in one additional
event which will serve as their final qualifier for the Paralympic
Dressage Team. The Team will comprise a four-member team with two
alternates and will be named based on a combination of performance
scores and subjective nomination.
National Disability Sports Alliance is the national governing body
for equestrian sport for riders with disabilities. The non-profit
organization is responsible for the development and selection of
riders for national championships and international competitions,
including World Championships and the Paralympic Games, and provides
training, competition and advocacy for riders of all levels with
physical disabilities. For more information about NDSA and opportunities
to support the programs, please visit our website at www.ndsaequestrian.org
or contact Denise Avolio at (914) 949-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.