Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WEG Para Dressage Preview

Para-Dressage (5-10 October)

 This continually evolving sport, included for the first time at the World Equestrian Games,  will break new ground if other nations can beat the British stranglehold. Great Britain has won team gold in every championship since the sport began, and fields the most medalled rider in history, Lee Pearson, plus Anne Dunham, the only rider to have competed at every Paralympics.

 Para-Dressage,  which  joined  the  FEI  disciplines  in  2006,  provides  riders  with physical  disabilities the opportunity to compete in high performance equestrian sport alongside able-bodied riders from all over the world.  The FEI was one of the first international  governing bodies to regulate sport for both able-bodied and disabled athletes.

(Courtesy FEI)

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