2016 Paralympian United States Para Dressage Team

Welcome to the home of Syd's ParaQuest!

Syd’s ParaQuest was founded in 2010 to support the goal of disabled Junior/Young Rider, Sydney Collier, as she and her horse train to rise from developing rider to high performance athlete.  With the support of the Team ParaQuest members, the first steps of Sydney's goal - becoming a member of the US Para Dressage team attending the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games -  was fulfilled.   Team ParaQuest is now actively focused on supporting Sydney's next goal - to represent the USA at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.  The steps to achieve this goal require active support from individuals interested in investing in a young rising star. We would like you to come along as part of our team. 


    My Equine Team

    Wentworth, a Hanoverian gelding, was previously owned by Amy McIlwham of Ottawa, Canada. Wentworth, Amy, Wes and I are pictured here in Canada. Wentworth and I began training with Wes Dunham at beautiful Woodstock Stables in Millbrook, New York in January 2013. Both Wentworth and I appreciate Wes' steady hand guiding our training.


    My Canine Team

    Journey joined Team Paraquest in June of 2012. He is a Standard Poodle specially trained for me by Sterling Service Dogs. Journey is trained as a balance/mobility dog to help me safely move, as well as perform tasks to increase my independence. Journey is enjoying his role and loves to be at the barn. One thing he really likes to do is give Wentworth his daily banana after training.


    In 2010 I became a rider for the USPEA. I was originally classified as a Grade 2 rider, but recent reclassification placed me in Grade 1b. The USPEA's goal is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline not only in the number of participants but growth in knowledge and experience of all involved. I am proud to represent the USPEA. Visit the USPEA website to learn more.