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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]
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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- Show Us Your Support Today Beginning on April 8, 2014, United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc. will be holding an online auction to raise funds for Team USA. The FEI Para-Equestrian Driving World championships will be held in Sandringham, ...
- Para Driving Athlete Classification and Reclassification Opportunities Dear Para-Driving Athletes, There will be only two opportunities to be seen by International Classifiers prior to the World Para Driving Championships: March 12 – 16 CPEDI3* in Wellington, Florida April 2 – 5 CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, ...
- Apply for a Para-Equestrian Identity Card Dear USDFD Member, In order to compete as a disabled driver in FEI Competitions for the disabled, you must apply for a Para-Equestrian Identity Card (PE ID Card) through a formal “classification” process. The main reason ...
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