Earlier today, the United States Equestrian Federation named their five horse-and-athlete combinations to compete at the FEI World Equestrian Games scheduled to start August 23 and wrap up September 7 in Normandy, France. Included on the roster are Sydney Collier, Rebecca Hart, Angela Peavy, Susan Treabess and Roxanne Trunnell.
Hart is from Unionville, Pennsylvania and is a Grade 2 rider. Hart has represented the United States at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Paralympics out of medal range. She is the only 2012 Paralympian representing the United States at this competition.
Collier is Grade 1B rider from Ann Arbor, Michigan who will be riding Victoria Dugan’s Willi Wesley, a 2000 Warmblood gelding. Peavy is an individual grade II athlete from Avon, Connecticut who will be riding Rebecca Reno’s Ozzy Cooper, a 2006 Trakehner gelding. Treabess hales from Winters, California and is a Grade IV competitor. She will be riding Kathryn Hill’s Kamiakin, a 2005 PRE stallion. Trunnell is a Grade IA competitor from Rowlett, Texas, and will be riding her own horse Nice Touch, a 1995 Dutch Warmblood mare.
Para-dressage is scheduled to have the first team test on August 25 and 26. The second team test and the individual event is scheduled for the 27 and 28. The free-style to music event is scheduled for August 29. Para-Dressage was added to the World Equestrian Games program in 2010 at the behest of Princess Haya of Jordan, and has largely been dominated by riders from Great Britain, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Canada.