Procedures for Athens Paralympic Games Now Available on NDSA
RIApril 26, 2004The National Disability Sports Alliance
(NDSA) has announced that the dressage selection procedures for
this summers Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, are now available
by visiting the NDSA Equestrian website at www.ndsaequestrian.org.
selection trial will take place 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. The competition will also serve as the 2004 NDSA
competing in the trial will participate in an Individual Championship,
Musical Freestyle and Team Test. All classes will be conducted under
International Paralympic Equestrian Committee 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.
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.
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.
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
more information about the NDSA, including complete Paralympic Games
selection procedures, please visit the NDSA website at www.ndsaequestrian.org
or contact Denise Avolio at (914) 949-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.