London 2012 Olympic Games - Para-equestrian News

Australia’s para-equestrian team are back on home soil, returning to Australia on a special Qantas chartered flight.

Yesterday was the last day of para-equestrian dressage at the Paralympic Games with grades IV, III and Ia competing for freestyle medals.

After competing as an abled-bodied eventer at the Atlanta Olympics, an accident meant that Pepo Puch, from Austria, had to change his focus to becoming a para-equestrian.

The Australian anthem has played for the first time at Greenwich Park overnight after Victorian para-equestrian rider Joann Formosa won the gold medal in the grade Ib individual championship test at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

With all five grades completed in the team test, Great Britain has taken an early lead.

Third on the Grade Ib Team test scoreboard at London 2012 Paralympics is Joann Formosa riding Worldwide PB, a fairly new rider to the international scene and representing Australia for the first time at a major event.

A few days ago Megan Jones and James Deacon managed to spend some time with one of Australia’s para riders, Grace Bowman who rides Kirby Park Joy.

 

The Olympic experience is just beginning for the members of the Australian Para-Equestrian Team

A four member Para-Equestrian team has been nominated  the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Australia’s best Para-Equestrian athletes will be out to impress selectors at this weekend's final Olympic nomination event

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