• USEF Network .@PicChick1 The top 10 results were just live streamed. Top 4 in order: Tori, McKayla, Hunter, TJ. Will post complete results ASAP 10/4/2015 2:42:38 PM
  • USEF Network .@PicChick1 We streamed all the way through the awards. If you missed it we will have it all available on demand early next week. 10/4/2015 2:41:16 PM
  • USEF Network We have posted the 4 rides from the final round of the ride-off on our Facebook page for anyone that missed it: 10/4/2015 2:36:30 PM
  • USEF Network Leading Trainer: Andre Dignelli 10/4/2015 2:32:42 PM
  • USEF Network Grapa Trophy (Best Horse) winner: Skyfall owned by Linda Langmeier 10/4/2015 2:31:23 PM
  • USEF Network Talent Search Finals East 2015 Champion: Tori Colvin riding Avalanche 10/4/2015 2:24:43 PM
  • USEF Network 2nd: McKayla Langmeier riding Skyfall 10/4/2015 2:24:05 PM
  • USEF Network 3rd: @holloway_hunter riding Any Given Sunday 10/4/2015 2:23:06 PM
  • USEF Network 4th: T.J. O'Mara riding Kaskade 10/4/2015 2:22:38 PM
  • USEF Network That's a wrap - now we await the results! 10/4/2015 2:05:37 PM


USEF and USOC Announce U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veteran Monthly Assistance Allowance Program for Para-Equestrian Dressage

RELEASE: May 8, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that para-equestrian dressage athletes will now be recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be eligible for the Veteran Monthly Assistance Allowance Program.

The USOC supports Paralympic-eligible military veterans in their efforts to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games and other international sport competitions. Veterans who demonstrate exceptional skills and the commitment necessary to pursue elite-level competition are given guidance on securing the training, support, and coaching needed to qualify for Team USA and achieve their Paralympic dreams.

Through a partnership between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the USOC, the VA National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events Office provides a monthly assistance allowance for disabled Veterans of the Armed Forces training in a Paralympic sport, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 322(d) and section 703 of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.

Through the program the VA will pay a monthly allowance to a Veteran with a service-connected or non-service-connected disability if the Veteran meets the minimum VA Monthly Assistance Allowance (VMAA) Standard in his/her respective sport and sport class at a recognized competition.  

To learn more about athlete eligibility and the 2013 VA Allowance Standards, please visit the link to the USOC Emerging Athlete page at

For further information contact Laureen Johnson, USEF High Performance Director of Para-Equestrian and Vaulting Programs at, 908-326-1155 or Kallie Quinn, Associate Director of the Emerging Sport Program at the U.S. Paralympics Sport Performance Division,, 719-866-2088.