Equestrian

London 2012 champion Formosa the big name in Australian World Equestrian Games Para-dressage squad

By Gary Anderson

Australia has named a squad of four riders for the upcoming Para-Dressage events at the World Equestrian Games ©Getty Images Paralympic champion Joann Formosa has been named on the Australian squad of four riders who are set to compete in the Para-dressage events at the World Equestrian Games that get underway in Normandy, France next month.

Paralympic champions lead strong British team for Para-dressage World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Sophie Wells is one of five Paralympic medal winners in the British squad for the Para-Dressage World Championships ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain has named five riders who will compete at this year's Para-Dressage World Championships in a line-up that includes four riders who have tasted gold medal success at Paralympic Games.

Germany's Alexandra Röder impresses at World Para Equestrian Driving Championships

By Gary Anderson

Germany's Alexandra Röder on her way to Grade II gold at the World Para Equestrian Driving Championships at Sandringham Estate ©Marie de Ronde-Oudemans/FEIGerman champion Alexandra Röder was in fine form at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Para Equestrian Driving Championships as she claimed gold in the Grade II competition.

Equestrian centres for disabled riders to benefit from £200,000 Sport England grant

By Paul Osborne

Sport England has donated £200,000 to six equestrian centres across the UK ©Toronto Star/Getty ImagesDisabled horse-riders across the United Kingdom are to benefit from a £200,000 ($336,220/€246,387) Sport England grant that will be shared between six equestrian centres.

Paralympic champion Christiansen backs campaign for greater cerebral palsy support in UK

By Paul Osborne

Sophie Christiansen has given her support to a new campaign which will support the 30,000 children in the UK with celebral palsy ©Getty ImagesFive-time Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen has thrown her support behind a new campaign launched to focus on getting a better deal for the 30,000 children in the United Kingdom with cerebral palsy.

Former Paralympic champion Barwick takes dressage win in Belgium

By Gary Anderson

April 28 - Beijing 2008 champion Lauren Barwick took two tiles at a Para-equestrian event in Belgium this weekend ©Getty Images Canada's Lauren Barwick continued preparations for this year's World Championships with a couple of fine performances on board Off to Paris at a three-star Para-equestrian dressage event in Moorsele, Belgium, this weekend which saw riders from ten nations taking part.

Paralypmic dressage champion Formosa "in shock" at Australia Day honour

By Nick Butler

Joann Formosa was one of 35 Paralympians recognised in Australia Day honours ©Getty ImagesFebruary 1 - London 2012 dressage gold medal winner Joanne Formosa admitted she was "in shock" after being one of 35 Paralympians recognised during last week's Australia Day celebrations.

USPEA launches Jonathan Wentz Memorial Scholarship Fund and Trophy

By Gary Anderson

September 3 - The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Fund aims to carry on the work of the late ParalympianThe United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) has announced the launch of the Jonathan Wentz Memorial Scholarship Fund and Trophy in honour of the young Paralympian who passed away in September of last year.

Paralympic role-models do not represent whole disabled community in UK, claims five-time gold medallist

By Nick Butler

Sophie ChristiansenAugust 31 - Five-time Paralympic gold medal winning dressage rider Sophie Christiansen has claimed not enough is being done to fairly represent Britain's disabled community outside the realm of sporting success.
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