Special Olympics World Games- Equestrian

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Gayle Anderson was live in Burbank, one of several southern California venues hosting the SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES.

We’re invited fill all of the stands now until August 2nd and cheer the amazing athletes who define Joy, Courage and Determination. It’s time to Reach Up LA!

Today, Gayle was live in Burbank at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestrian is one of the most fascinating sports during the Special Olympics World Games. The balance, the stability and the right communication between the horse and the rider are key elements for success in Equestrian sport.

Established at Special Olympics: 1987

Associations/Federations/Supporters: Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)

Events for Competition: 
English Equitation
Working Trails
Two-person Relay Team

Differences of Special Olympics Equestrian: Special Olympics Equestrian encompasses several disciplines. Riders may choose either English or Western tack, and enter the appropriate classes. At the present time, Dressage is the only Special Olympics event that parallels FEI. Other events have been chosen to offer a wide range of activities that athletes can participate in successfully. Equitation is judged on the rider’s position and ability to influence the horse, and is the basis for determining divisions.

To follow the daily activities and competitions, check the detailed website:

Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Schedule

Also, there are Special Olympics World Games Festivals and Entertainment. The competitions hosted during the nine days of competition July 25-August 2, 2015 are only one aspect of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Much of the action and excitement outside the arenas and competition fields will occur in the two World Games Festivals hosted on the campuses of UCLA (Wilson Plaza) and USC (Alumni Park). Athletes, family members and spectators converge in these festive environments for interactive and entertaining events that include live musical performances, cultural education and demonstrations, interactive technology and gaming, sponsor activations, great food and family-friendly activities. Enthusiastic fans will meet Special Olympics athletes from an array of cultural and sporting backgrounds while also participating in fan engagement opportunities that send messages of support and encouragement to the competing athletes. Art installations and activities as diverse as the cultural landscape of Los Angeles insure that there is something for everyone. The festivals are free and open to the public daily, though some evening events may be at a limited capacity due to space restrictions.

For the complete list, of today’s festivities, please check the website.

Gayle also has information about the Special Needs Network Inc. Resource Guide: Special Needs Edition. The FREE guide was produced in conjunction with Toyota and KJLH Radio, 102.3FM.

Special Needs Network Inc. is an organization co-founded by Attorney Areva Martin, one of two mothers forced to cope with the challenges they faced after their two sons were diagnosed with Autism.

For more information about the Special Needs Network, Inc Resource Guide:

Special Needs Network, Inc / Together
3530 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010


If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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