Para-Equestrian Returns to Mane Stream After Florida Winter Show Season

Alana Flax-Clark and with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso (Taco) at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo Credit: Regina Bann

Alana Flax-Clark and with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso (Taco) at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo Credit: Regina Bann

Alanna Flax-Clark, U.S. Para Equestrian, just returned to Mane Stream (an adaptive riding and therapy services non-profit in Oldwick) after spending a successful winter season competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and training in Wellington, FL with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, or Taco as he is affectionately known. For three months each winter there is a big competitive season in Florida with National competitions every weekend and two CPEDI3* international shows where para riders from various countries compete in front of multiple judges from all over the world. This year Alanna and Taco won all their classes, coming home with blue ribbons at every CPEDI3* and National show!

(l to r: Trainer, Sara Schmitt with Alana Flax-Clark and with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso (Taco) at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival.)

(l to r: Trainer, Sara Schmitt with Alana Flax-Clark and with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso (Taco) at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival.)

Back home in NJ, she continues to train with Sara Schmitt and has her first show in Canada at the end of May- another CPEDI3*! Mane Stream is excited to have her back sharing the story of how horses changed her life with the community at resource fairs and networking events.

If you’d like to learn more about Alanna’s story from therapy client to competitive para-equestrian, have her out to your school, business, or club/organization, please contact info@manestreamnj.org.