U.S. Para-Equestrian Association Benefit Party held at Rancho Valencia

Three-time Olympic dressage medalist Gunter Seidel, Catryn Fowler, Sean Caddell

The Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire was held March 7-10 at the Del Mar Horse Park. In addition, a U.S. Para-Equestrian Association Benefit Party was held on March 7 at Rancho Valencia Resort. The party was dedicated in large part to spreading the legacy of Paralympian Jonathan Wentz, who passed away in his sleep last fall at age 22 from heart complications, only months after competing at the Paralympics in London. The Texan lived with cerebral palsy and was a huge supporter of the Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire, in which he competed in 2010 and 2011.

Proceeds from the U.S. Para-Equestrian Association event will go toward a scholarship to fund the endeavors of other disabled riders, especially those with aspirations of representing the U.S. in international competitions. Visit


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