Diane Kastama Won the Becky Grand Hart Trophy

December 24, 2014

Congratulations to our VIP Driver, Diane Kastama of Arroyo Grande, CA, who recently won the Becky Grand Hart Trophy from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The award is presented to international-level non-Olympic athletes. Para-equestrian driver Diane Kastama enjoyed an outstanding season in 2014, which saw her top Advanced CDE competition and earn a World […]

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Vote for the 2014 Equestrian of the Year by January 5th

December 19, 2014

Dear USDFD Member, One of our Team USA 2014 and prominent USDFD drivers, Diane Kastama, has been nominated for the USEF Equestrian of the Year Award for 2014.   Everyone can vote.   You do not need to be a USEF member.  Just provide your email at the following link: https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/eoty/default2.aspx Further info in at […]

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The USPEA has written an oustanding report on the Shady Oaks CDE

October 14, 2014

The USPEA has written an oustanding report on the Shady Oaks CDE para equestrians who competed. October 14, 2014- U.S. Para-Equestrian Drivers Excel at Shady Oaks Farm CDE « USPEA. United States Para-Equestrian Association Media Contact: Lindsay McCall -Lindsay@uspea.org -USPEA, 3940 Verde Vista Drive, Thousand Oaks,

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Stefany Putnam Is interviewed by Florida Sport Horse magazine

October 8, 2014

Stefany Putnam Is interviewed by Florida Sport Horse magazine, Spring 2014 edition. Click here.

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Interview of Diane Kastama by the Santa Maria Times California

September 23, 2014

Diane Kastama likes to go fast, to ride hard, to rise to a challenge. In June, the Arroyo Grande horsewoman left her wheelchair behind to take the driver’s seat in a horse-drawn carriage she raced through rain, muck and mire to help Team USA take bronze at the 2014 FEI Para-Equestrian World Championship in Sandringham, […]

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Team USA Clinches Bronze; Robert Giles and Virginia Boo Fitch place in individual Silver and Fourth Place

July 1, 2014

Dear USDFD Members and Supporters, At Sandringham, England the FEI Para-Equestrian World Driving Championships have come to a close today. Germany held on to its overnight lead to take Team Gold. The Netherlands took Silver with the USA a mere 3.29 penalties behind in Bronze. Great Britain finished in fourth place. Robert Giles (USA) won […]

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Team USA now in England; Sitting in Bronze Medal position after Dressage

June 30, 2014

Dear USDFD Members and Supporters, The team has successfully negotiated the English Channel traveling via ferry from their training camp in Holland to Sandringham, England with Koos de Ronde’s fantastic packing and transport assistance. The dressage phase was completed today, and the team is in Bronze Medal position, just 8 points behind The Netherlands and […]

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Driving Radio Show interview with Diane Kastama about Team USA

May 16, 2014

Go to the Driving Radio Show and select Episode 148 for an interview with Diane Kastama about Team USA and the upcoming show in England. http://drivingradioshow.horseradionetwork.com/

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USDFD Team Selection Announcement

May 3, 2014

Dear USDFD Members, The United States Driving for the Disabled would like to congratulate the following three drivers and two alternates who have been selected by the USEF Para-Equestrian Driving World Championship Selectors and the High Performance Committee to represent The United States in the 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships pending approval of the […]

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Congratulations to Diane Kastama on Candidacy as a FEI representative

April 18, 2014

For the first time in the 93-year history of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the athletes themselves have the opportunity to vote for their FEI Athlete Representatives.

A total of 26 candidates from 10 nations are standing for election as FEI Athlete Representatives on the FEI Technical Committees for Jumping, Dressage, Para-Equestrian, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

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