Nickname: Tex Owner: Rowan O'Riley Groom: Kjersten Lance Gender: Gelding Breed: KWPN Disciplines: Para-Equestrian Sire: Wynton Dam: Urieta Texel Foal Date: 4/16/2009
El Corona Texel started his career in Europe as a top dressage prospect before being purchased as an international mount by Rowan O'Riley for Paralympian Rebecca Hart. Tex is a 12-year-old KWPN gelding and has been competing internationally with Hart since 2017.
The duo made their CPEDI debut in 2017 and have become one of the strongest combinations for the U.S. Para Dressage Team. They made their first championship experience together at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, where they earned two bronze medals and a silver. As one of the more veteran partnerships in the U.S. Para Dressage program, Hart and Tex have competed on almost every U.S. Para Dressage Team in CPEDI competition in the United States. Hart is a four-time Paralympian and has competed at the 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Paralympic Games.
The duo's personal best scores are 76.961 percent in the FEI Grade III Individual Test, a 76.372 percent in the FEI Grade III Team Test, and a 78.478 percent in the FEI Grade III Freestyle to Music.