Disability Awareness Month

"Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen." -Hohann Wolfgang von Goethe October is Disability Awareness Month. As someone living each day with a disability, I think it's important to show that even though I've battled obstacles and roadblocks, I never let my disability limit my capabilities. I use my strengths to triumph over any pain and physical limitations. Instead, my disability is just one little sliver of what defines me and I'm able to achieve what was told would be impossible to carry out my dreams and passions. Most people know me for my riding, but take a look at all the other things I've done over the last year or two! Keep pushing those


The classification system within para dressage exists so people with similar functional ability profiles are grouped into competition Grades. The Grades range from Grade Ia for the most severely impaired, to Grade IV for the least impaired. The competition within each Grade can therefore be judged on the skill of the individual competitor on their horse, regardless of the competitor’s impairment. I haven't had the chance to share here yet, but I am offiicially classified as a Gade 1b rider. This means that I can now ride in official shows where my scores would count towards qualifying/awards. It's important to remember that as a para dressage rider I'm not limited to only showing in para cl

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© 2016 by Alanna Flax-Clark 

Califon, NJ, USA

Contact: aflaxclark@gmail.com 

U.S. ParaEquestrian