Monday, December 7, 2009
REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program hosted a Para-Equestrian RIDE-A-TEST on Sunday, November 8. Para-equestrian dressage enables riders with physical disabilities to compete in the art of horseback riding at the highest level, the Olympics.
Olympic Silver Medalist Lynn Seidemann and Dressage Judge David Schmutz presented and eight riders participated. Among those were three REINS students, including Adria Di Maria, who hopes to compete in the 2012 Para Olympics in London. Advertisement
Riders from around California attended as well.
The clinic was open to both riders and coaches. Everyone who attended enjoyed the chance to network and learn about this exciting form of competition. The clinic was a huge success and organizers anticipate future clinics in 2010.
For information on REINS, and ways to participate or support the program, go to www.reinsprogram.org or call (760) 731-9168.