In July, the US Equestrian Federation announced the names of 15 para dressage horse and rider combinations named to the entry for the World Equestrian Games. From this list, ten will be chosen for the competition in September.
On the list was Susan Treabess of Winter, California. In this brief video interview with Adequan’s Allyn Mann, you can sense Susan’s nonchalent attitude about her disability. Once you see her ride, you’ll understand her confidence.
You can learn more about Susan and follow her preparations for her trip to Lexington on her website and her blog.
The Para Dressage riders who will come to Lexington from around the world will surely be some of the great stars of the Games. To introduce you quickly to some of the names–horses and humans–here is an edited reel of “greatest hits” moments from the para dressage freestyle at the 2008 Olympics:
The 2010 World Equestrian Games will be the first time that the Para Dressage has been held as part of the Games.
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