Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability
WHAT: Inner Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability
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.
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.
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.
Willow Tree Farm at Caumsett State Historic Park, in Huntington,
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.
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.
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
NDSA and Pal-O-Mine are 501(c)3 organizations.
MORE INFO: Lisa A. Gatti, IVC Competition Manager, at (631) 427-6105
Denise Avolio, NDSA, at (914) 949-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.