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Alanna Flax-Clark: Para Dressage Rider
Welcome to the silent auction supporting Alanna Flax-Clark! Alanna is competing at the United States Para Equestrian Dressage National Championships in September! She is planning on competing at the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2020 Paralympics!
These are large and exciting goals for Alanna and we thank you so much for your support!
When she was diagnosed at the age of 13 with a chronic neurological disease associated with dysregulation of the central nervous system she suffered from multiple functional loss in the bones, muscles, nerves, skin. Horses have helped Alanna gain posture, balance, sensory integration, coordination, and mobility.
Para Dressage has given so much of Alanna's life back. She has stayed determined and resilient, resulting in success as she has qualified for Nationals!
To learn more about Alanna and Para Dressage, visit https://www.alannaflax-clark.com/
About Para Dressage
Dressage is an equestrian sport that is defined as the art of riding and training a horse that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance. When horse and rider compete as a team, they are scored on a series of predetermined movements and patterns from memory.
Para-dressage gives disabled equestrian athletes the opportunity to compete alongside their peers, regardless of their physical capabilities. The movement and sensory input from the horse can be used to address posture, balance, sensory integration, coordination, communication and mobility .
Alanna is able to compete at the same expectations of her able-bodied peers; her disabilities aren’t recognizable as she rides her horse Real Erbeo (Royal).