Carlisle Academy has received a federal grant of $52,100 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Program. This grant was awarded in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) to increase and expand para‐equestrian sport opportunities to disabled veterans and their coaches at the community, regional, and national levels.
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Great Young Rider Para-Dressage camp this week! International Paralympic Coach Clive Milkins put everyone through their paces and all riders made great progress. Many thanks to Becky Reno, Annie Peavy, and Mary Jordan for visting with the young athletss to share their experience on the high-performance para-dressage journey. All riders are inspired to do more!
Watch the WCSH Channel 6 feature on the camp below.
Story by Kristen Gould
Carlisle Academy in Lyman Maine held its first vaulting clinic on a bright and beautiful winter day in February. Although the temperature outside was cold, twelve vaulters showed their gusto and love of the sport at the Vaulting Winter Warm Up. Vaulters and their coaches from Mount Desert Island Vaulters in Bar Harbor, ME, Litchfield Hills Vaulters of CT and Vaulting Visions of New Jersey joined participants from Carlisle Academy’s Sport Vaulting program.
Katharine Wick, from Hillsborough California, and currently a sophomore at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine was the featured clinician. Katharine began vaulting 11 years ago with Woodside Vaulters in Woodside California. She has competed successfully at the Gold Level both nationally and
internationally. Katharine’s wealth of knowledge, combined with her friendly, easy-going style contributed to a day full of camaraderie and learning for all participants.
Para-Dressage Symposium “A Team Approach” Inspires U.S. Riders & Trainers
The 2013 U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposium, held at Carlisle Academy in Lyman, Maine, brought riders, trainers, judges and clinicians together for an intensive symposium from May 29 through June 1. Para-Equestrians from Grade 1a to Grade IV came from all corners of the country to receive classroom training, lectures, video training, and live riding lessons. Additionally, there was a “Train the Trainer” program for trainers and regional coaches, and the “SmartPak Coaches Forum”. Expert leaders at the symposium were FEI “O” Judge and Olympic Technical Delegate Hanneke Gerritsen of Holland, Gold medal Great Britain Paralympic coach Clive Milkins, international Dressage rider Catherine Haddad Staller, and former USEF High Performance Dressage Director Gil Merrick.
For the past three years Hanneke Gerritsen has traveled to Lyman as the original education leader. “I think it was a great event, very well organized, and a pleasure for everyone involved. I was delighted to see how the athletes improved in only