Para-Webathon Raises Almost $10,000; Donations Still Coming In

The Horse Radio Network (HRN) and the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA) raised almost $10,000 during their two-hour Para-Webathon on June 8, according to HRN's Glenn the Geek.

"We were thrilled with that," he said, adding that donations are still coming into the USPEA website.

The purpose of the Para-Webathon was to raise money and awareness for the United States Para-Equestrian athletes who plan to compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. All funds will be channeled through the United States Para Equestrian Association to offset the costs of the 10 United States para-athletes and their horses.

The Para-Webathon was a live video event streaming to websites all over the horse world using web video technology. You could watch this event at our "Countdown to WEG" blog.

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be the first WEG to offer para-equestrian competition. The competitors are dressage riders with physical disabilities and most of them will have to raise their own funds, which can reach $20,000 per competitor for the American team members alone.

Para-Webathon hosts were Glenn the Geek and Samantha Clark from the Horse Radio Network's 2010 Radio Show and Para-Equestrian Susan Treabess. The stories of the inspirational athletes who are aiming to compete at their first world championships were to be highlighted. Several equestrian stars from across the horse world were expected to call in to lend their support and make it a very special event.

For more information, contact Glenn at the Horse Radio Network for more details at or 443/553-5063.

Visit the "Countdown to WEG" blog to view the Para-Webathon.

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