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United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc Presents Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic Sponsored by the USPEA and USEF August 10-11, 2013

RELEASE: June 7, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USPEA

Howell, NJ - United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc. (USDFD) will host a free driving clinic at Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship in Howell, NJ on August 10-11, 2013. Sponsors for the Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic include the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The Para-Driving clinic is held in conjunction with USDFD, USPEA, USEF, Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship, and Ann Miles of the Carriage Barn in New Hampshire. The  no-cost clinic is for all levels of drivers including beginners and will include clinician Sara Schmitt. It will feature a "try-it-and-see-if-you-like-it" portion for anyone interested in testing out this unique sport.The clinic will provide instruction in driven dressage, hazards and cones. Lessons will be adapted to the skill level of each driver. Bring your own horse and carriage or let the USDFD know if you need to borrow a horse and equipment. The clinic will also have a Para-Equestrian classifier August 10th for those interested in competing in Para-Driving or Para-Dressage in the future. On the West Coast of the United States, Para-Equestrian Drivers competing at the CDE at Inavale Farm July 12, 13, and 14, in Oregon, will be treated to a Judge's critique. Debbie Banfield, past President of USDFD and current board member; Boots Wright Chef D' Equipe at the 2012 Para-Equestrian World Championships in Breda; and Mike McLennan will discuss each competitor's performance and ways to improve their driving. For more information on the Developing Drivers Clinic in Howell, NJ; the Judge's Critique in Philomath, Oregon; or to make a donation to support USDFD's efforts, please contact Diane Kastama at dkastama@verizon.net or call 805-343-6026.

2013 USDFD Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic Fast Facts:

What: 2013 USDFD Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic
When: August 10-11, 2013
Where: Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship, 671 Fort Plains Road Howell, NJ, 07731. www.celticcharms.org
Contact Information: Diane Kastama at dkastama@verizon.net or call 805-343-6026.
Host: United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc.
Sponsors: United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)