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Kate Shoemaker
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Kate Shoemaker
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Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.

Birthday: 8/25/1987

Sport/Disciplines: Para-Equestrian

Kate Shoemaker rides in Grade IV competitions due to white matter lesions from periventricular ischemia causing motor control dysfunction, muscle weakness, and spasms on the right side of her body. She compensates for the loss of three planes of motion control in her ankle with an ankle foot orthosis (brace) and uses special rein stops for added rein control.

Shoemaker was selected to the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team for the 2020 AGDF 1 CPEDI 3* in Wellington, Fla. aboard Solitaer 40 and was also selected to participate on the team at the Tryon CPEDI 3* in Tryon, N.C. aboard Gaborencio in October. 

With multiple top finishes in CPEDI 3* competition in 2018, Shoemaker was named to her first FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team with Solitaer 40.