January 5, 2015–FEI Ground Jury can expect to see multiple top international athletes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* January 7-11, 2015, in Wellington, FL. Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States will face off at the first CPEDI3* in 2015. The Van Kampen covered arena at the Global dressage Festival will be busy starting Thursday, January 8, with the Horse inspection at approximately 5:30 PM. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday’s FEI Para-Dressage Individual Championship Test, and finally the FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle Test on Sunday, January 11. Para-Dressage riders are looking towards qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18, 2016. This show will include FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV.
Grade Ia includes: Paralympian Jody Schloss (CAN) and her own Inspector Rebus; Robyn Andrews (CAN) and her own Fancianna; 2014 World Equestrian Games U.S. (WEG) Team rider Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt; and U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki of Hockley, Texas.
Grade Ib features 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth. Collier will also ride NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt; and Paralympian Dale Dedrick (USA) and her new horse Westphalian Mr. Bockman.
Grade II Para-Dressage duos are: Paralympian Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Oldenburg Ferdonia 2; Paralympian and U.S. WEG Team rider Rebecca T Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.
Grade III athletes Eleanor Brimmer (USA) and her own Hanoverian London Swing will compete with 2014 WEG U.S. Individual Angela Peavy and Trakehner Ozzy Cooper. Peavy will also be riding Hanoverian Lancelot Warrior. Both horses are owned by Rebecca Reno.
Grade IV athlete Mary Jordan and Oldenburg Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center will round out the first Para-Dressage show of the season.