LYMAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A few youth para-equestrians spent the last few days at the Carlisle Academy focusing on their training.
All of the athletes attending the Young Rider Para-Dressage Pipeline Camp have a physical disability. The camp gives them the chance to work with an international dressage coach and gain confidence in their riding abilities.
"My philosophy is to help people ride the best they can with the talents that they have - whether they are disabled or able bodied. The young riders we have here, we have young athletes with spinal injuries, visual impairment, cerebral palsy," said international dressage coach Clive Milkin.
The three day camp not only offers a lot of practice in the arena, but it also gives campers a chance to hear some inspiring stories from other successful riders. One of the special guests was Annie Peavy, who will compete in this years Paralympic Games in Rio.
"I've really enjoyed meeting athletes who are real inspirations," said camp attendee Noah Carver.