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Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic a Roaring Success Lodi, Calif. – October 21, 2013- United States Driving for the Disabled presented another exciting clinic for Para-Drivers October 9-13, 2013. Held during the the Shady Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE) in Lodi, Calif., six Para-Equestrian drivers were given the opportunity to clinic with top professional [More...]
A CDE was held at the Sargent Equestrian Center near Lodi. Three drivers with disabilities were entered. Diane Kastama one of the drivers with disabilities is shown in Obstacle 2. Ginny Leal and Stephanie Putnum were the other two with Disabilities. [More...]
United States Driving for the Disabled interview with Stefanie Putnam. Driving Hope Forward presented by USDFD. On stie and Post-Production by: Equine Video Productions. [More...]
Gayla welcomes our new Para Equestrian student Terinda Joy Bates from Ekron, KY. Terinda is a devoted lover of horses and a competent Dressage rider. Due to unfortunate health reasons and riding no longer an option, Terinda is now exploring the competitive world of Carriage Driving. I first met Terinda through our friend Windy Kilgore [More...]
Natalie Hall, P.A.T.H. Kentucky State Representative from Independence KY, and Betty Ortlieb, USDF Judge from Foster, KY meet with Debbie to discuss the upcoming P.A.T.H. Kentucky State meeting. The P.A.T.H. International abbreviation stands for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. There are 165 P.A.T.H. Certified Therapeutic Instructors in the state of Kentucky with only 7 [More...]
United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc Presents Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic Sponsored by the USPEA and USEF August 10-11, 2013 Howell, NJ-August 5, 2013- 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. [Read More]
The CDE at Inavale in Oregon is hosting a judge’s critique of Dressage for the para-equestrian drivers that will be competing there. Judges Debbie Banfield–past president of USDFD and current board member, Boots Wright–last year’s chef d equipe at the para-equestrian world championships in Breda, and Mike McLennan will discuss…[More]
United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to improve the lives of physically challenged individuals throughout the United States and Canada by providing the experience of driving horses in a safe and challenging environment.
Our mission is to provide the extraordinary benefit of therapeutic driving to as many people as possible through sharing knowledge, experience, and serving as a resource for innovations in adaptive equipment for drivers, trainers, and programs offering carriage driving.
USDFD fosters opportunities for drivers to compete in national and international amateur competitions by training and providing financial support for Team USA.
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- Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic a Roaring Success Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic a Roaring Success Lodi, Calif. – October 21, 2013- United States Driving for the Disabled presented another exciting clinic for Para-Drivers October 9-13, 2013. Held during the the Shady Oaks Combined ...
- Diane Kastama interview on Driving Radio show
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