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Against All Odds Sydney Collier Breakout Year, Kin MacMillian|Sidelines| June 2015 Feature

Sydney Collier could have easily looked at the last year much like the fictional children’s book character Alexander in the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, but that’s not how she approaches, life.  The bubbly teen from Ann Arbor, Michigan took things in stride an converted the rest of the year into her break-out opportunity....Read More


TheraPlate Congratulates Sydney Collier, 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year | January 28, 2015

Lexington, KY (January 28, 2015)— Para-Equestrian Sydney Collier, named the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year, was awarded the Ruth O’Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy as at the recent Pegasus Awards Dinner ...Read More


Sydney Collier And Journey Share The Spotlight Again At FEI General Assembly | Baku, Azerbaijan--December 14, 2014

U.S. Paralympian Sydney Collier has had a year of achieving her dreams, and she added another to her list as she collected the Against All Odds award at the Fédération Equestre Internationale Awards Gala...Read More


Sydney Collier Wins 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year Award|USEF | December 10, 2014

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Sydney Collier as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Seventeen-year-old ...Read More


USEF Names Judy Werner And Sydney Collier For Top Awards At Annual Meeting | December 10, 2014

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced Judy Werner as the winner of the 2014 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Sydney Collier as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. The recipients will receive their awards at the Pegasus Awards Dinner, held Friday, Jan. 16, at The Hyatt Regency Lexington in Lexington, Ky., during the 2015 USEF Annual Meeting...Read More


Journey's Journey | Equestrian Quarterly| Winter 2014 |2015

Journey a standard poodle service dog, helped Sydney Collier go to the World Equestrian Games...Read More


Strong Paradressage Team for World Equestrian Games  | USET News Letter |Fall 2014

The United States Para-Equestrian Association  (USPEA) would like to thank the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for their support of the Para-Dressage Young Rider Program. As a USEF International Discipline Association the USPEA fosters the Para-Equestrian sport from the grassroots to the high performance level. ...Read More


USPEA Recently Awarded the USEF Affiliate Grant  | November 4, 2014

The United States Para-Equestrian Association  (USPEA) would like to thank the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for their support of the Para-Dressage Young Rider Program. As a USEF International Discipline Association the USPEA fosters the Para-Equestrian sport from the grassroots to the high performance level. ...Read More


US Para-Equestrians Make the Grade  | November 2014

The newest FEI World Equestrian Games discipline is also one of the fastest growing. Para-equestrian Dressage—dressage competition for riders with physical disabilities— made its WEG debut in Kentucky 2010. There were 89 horse-rider combinations from 25 nations, 13 of which fielded teams. ...Read More


World Equestrian Games: Sights, sounds and groundbreaking hounds | CNN Equestrian | September 11, 2014

Most horses at this month's World Equestrian Games could clear the water jumps. Not Norman. Lunging head-first into a water feature he hadn't even seen, Norman lost an entire hoof in the accident. Luckily, the eight-foot mascot -- Norman was named after Normandy, the French host ...Read more


The Only Accredited Canine At The World Games | September 15, 2014

There were a lot of famous four-legged creatures at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, but surprisingly one of those quadraped stars was canine, not equine. Journey, U.S. para-dressage rider Sydney Collier’s service dog, was a big hit with competitors, press and spectators...Read More


Sydney Collier Carries the Para-Equestrian Torch | August 29, 2014

They say some living things are “old souls.” If that’s true, then Sydney Collier is one of them. With her huge, earnest, round blue eyes and round rosy cheeks, the pint-sized Collier bears a certain resemblance to an oversized Raggedy Ann doll. (She even has the reddish hair, although hers is cropped close.) But the sixteen-year-old para-equestrian dressage rider’s articulate speech and positive, thoughtful nature belie her young age...Read More


“I am an Equestrian!” The inspiring journey of Sydney Collier | August 28, 2014

Being the youngest athlete at this year’s World Equestrian Games is an extraordinary accomplishment. Yet, when you consider all that Para-Dressage rider Sydney Collier has been forced to overcome in her 15 years, it’s just one more opportunity to beat the odds....Read more


Ann Arbor native Sydney Collier to compete at World Equestrian Games in France| MLive | August 9, 2014

When she was just 7 years old, Sydney Collier discovered that she had a disease that was causing her to loose her mobility. But that hasn't stopped the Ann Arbor native from finding a sport where she is on equal footing with everybody else. ...Read More


2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Arrive in Aachen for Training Camp

Aachen, Germany - August 15, 2014 - The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training....Read More


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