Carlisle Academy is a founding member of the USEF Para-Dressage Center of Excellence, and proud to serve athletes in Para-Dressage with onsite instruction, specialty clinics, and coach training programs.
- a specific and individualized training program which includes weekly lessons and virtual competitions on trained school horses, aided by Carlisle’s resident Silver Level USEF Para-Dressage Coach Sarah Armentrout.
- Themed para-dressage clinics with expert visiting clinicians.
- Apprentice mentorship opportunities for coaches wanting to develop skills and prepare for USEF Para-dressage coach certification.
See examples below of past para-dressage clinics for coaches and athletes with first-rate clinicians.
What is Para-Dressage? Para-Dressage is an equestrian sport governed by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). It is conducted in similar fashion to conventional dressage, but with riders divided into different competition grades based on their functional abilities, and is the only equestrian discipline recognized at the Paralympics. “Para” refers to parallel to able-bodied sports, designed for the independent rider with permanent, physical and visual disabilities seeking a competitive track. Within this unique sport orientation, athletes may pursue a national or international (FEI) sport classification which allows them to compete at recognized regional, national and international horse shows.
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