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Ellie Brimmer Represents Para Dressage with Elected Seat on USEF Board of Administrators in 2023


Ellie Brimmer and London Swing by Lindsay Y. McCall.

Wellington, FL – February 9, 2023 – Ellie Brimmer of Wellington, Florida was named to the US Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) Board of Administrators in January 2023. Brimmer, a present USEF Para-Dressage Improvement athlete consultant, can be on the board of the U.S. Para-Equestrian Affiliation (USPEA). She is going to serve on the USEF Board of Administrators for a four-year time period. Brimmer, a sixth-generation equestrian, has been an athlete within the worldwide Para-Dressage world since 2011 and a spokesperson for athletes with disabilities her total life. Brimmer has traveled the world not solely as an athlete however as a pal, volunteer, and supporter of Para-Dressage. She has advocated for the Paralympic self-discipline serving to trainers, riders, and press perceive the parallels of Para-Dressage and Dressage as a high-performance sport. Brimmer was a day by day name and pal of Hope Hand (1949-2022) who pushed Para-Dressage into the mainstream equestrian world and made it what it’s at this time. Brimmer was there when the time period Para-Dressage was in its infancy and he or she was there when the primary U.S. para-dressage rider, Roxanne Trunnell, earned two gold medals on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics together with the workforce bronze medal for the USA, after which as soon as once more on the 2022 ECCO FEI World Championships the place U.S.A earned a workforce bronze, a person silver, and a person bronze, incomes a berth for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games. Brimmer is trying ahead to her four-year time period with USEF.

Brimmer expressed, “I’m honored to have been voted onto the USEF Board of Administrators as an energetic athlete consultant by my friends. Hope Hand and Lloyd Landkamer, who’ve each handed away, had been my largest mentors and actually pushed me from being a competitor to the nationwide volunteer realm. Each Hope and Lloyd had illustrious service careers, and I consider them typically as I’m discovering my very own voice on this board. Hope spent a whole lot of time advocating for the para-equestrian board seat and I’m glad I can fulfill this position. My private aim as a board member is to spend time attending to know the management from different breeds and disciplines and discover methods to create extra curiosity in and understanding of para-sport. As a board member, I need to serve my small para dressage group and the bigger equestrian effectively.”

Tina Wentz, interim President of the USPEA, acknowledged, “Hope can be so proud to see Ellie fulfill this position with USEF. Hope knew it meant a fantastic deal for the self-discipline to be represented on this method and he or she labored arduous to create future seats for the para-equestrian self-discipline. Ellie will do a improbable job on the board and we sit up for her illustration over the following 4 years.”

For extra details about the USPEA, please go to www.USPEA.org.

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