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U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Leaves Aachen for France

by USPEA | Aug 22, 2014, 7:23 AM EST



The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt left Aachen and Training Camp for Caen, France, August 22. Riders had a successful week working with Chef d'Equipe Kai Handt, their coaches, and the U.S. support staff. Horses and riders will now settle in at La Prairie Racecourse in Caen, France, at the Para-Dressage facilities before their August 24, trot-up.

The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Reno's Ozzy Cooper; 2010 WEG athlete Susan Treabess (Winters, Calif.) and Kathryn Hill's Kamiakin; and Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch. August 25-27, begins the Para-Dressage competition with the the Team Test, followed by August 27-28 Individual Test, finishing with the exciting Freestyle competition on August 29. All five grades will be participating at the Games Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV.