Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WEG Para Dressage: Facts, Figures, and Quotes

Facts and Figures:
The Para Dressage Championship is taking place in the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.
A total of 13 riders competed in the Grade 3 Individual Championship today.
A total of 18 riders competed in the Grade 4 Individual Championship.
The Grade 1a, 1b and Grade 2 riders will compete for their Individual medals tomorrow.
The Team medals will be presented tomorrow, along with Individual medals for riders in all grades.

Frank Hosmar (GER) - Individual silver Grade 4 "The Games are really nice.  For our sport especially it is god that they are able to integrate us with the other disciplines. It's really good that we're all together.  All of the Dutch riders are in the same hotel. Usually we don't see each other because we are at separate competitions so this is really wonderful".

Lena Weifen (GER) - 4th in Grade 4 today "We liked the arena, it felt good overall. My horse didn't make any significant mistakes, but I felt we could have demonstrated more expression. I was happy that he got increasingly better throughout the warm-up and into the test. For my Freestyle I will use music from Michael Jackson, and I have elected to do simple changes instead of flying changes."

Wendy Fryke (USA) – 8th in Grade 3 today "It was the first time for me down the centre line, and I'm thrilled, he tried really hard. He played at times but kept it together.  I am so excited to be here because it is my first time at an international competition.  I have only been training on this horse for 10 months, so we are just getting to know each other".

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