Dr. Cesar Parra – Dressage Competition
Dressage, also known as horse ballet, is an equestrian sport in which Dr. Cesar Parra is heavily involved, having won numerous accolades and awards with his Piaffe-Performance, an expert resource on dressage methods.
In the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship, six-year-old division at the USEF National Dressage Championships in Wayne, IL, Dr. Parra won top honors throughout the show which began on August 23, 2012 and ended on August 26 at the Lamplight Equestrian Center.
Dr. Parra of Readington Township and Michael Davis’ Simple Nymphenburg scored a 7.86 in the Final Test on their way to Reserve Championship honors. Scoring a 7.6, 8.0 and 8.2 for their walk, trot, and canter gaits; 7.5 on submission; and 8.0 for their general impression, Dr. Parra and Mr. Davis were among the favorites in the competition.
Having first seen the Hanoverian gelding in Germany just after Christmas last year, Dr. Cesar Parra knew that he was something special. The pair finished the championships on a final score of 7.796.
The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program (for 4-5 and 6-year-old horses) promotes the importance of selective breeding and the correct training of horses in the US, and encourages the participation of the breeders, riders, and trainers of young horses in dressage competition. The purpose of the program is to encourage the properly structured development of young dressage prospects through the training scale as well as to identify and recognize outstanding talent and the training of international-caliber horses. The program also prepares these horses for future careers at the FEI level and participation on US High Performance teams.
Dr. Cesar Parra – Dressage Awards and Accolades
Originally a dentist by trade, Dr. Cesar Parra is heavily involved in dressage year-round. The equestrian sport of dressage requires both the horse and its rider to perform a series of predefined movements from memory. The goal of a competitive dressage rider is to make the control of the horse, while it willingly performs a requested movement, seem effortless.
Dr. Cesar Parra is a member of a number of professional dressage associations, and has been recognized for his significant contributions to the sport. He founded Piaffe-Performance to specialize in the selection, showing and sale of equestrian support horses in 1999, and during the 2012 winter season, Dr. Cesar Parra’s riders earned 73 blue ribbons. Dr. Cesar Parra is also an award-winning rider himself, having earned the Overall High Score with horse Lindner at the Wellington Dressage Classic Sunshine Challenge, held in conjunction with the World Dressage Masters.