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Chef

Michel Assouline

Hometown: United Kingdom Birthday: 5/28/1955 Sport/Disciplines: Para-Equestrian

Michel Assouline serves asthe U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Chef d'Equipe and Technical Advisor. Assouline is a graduate of the French National Equestrian School, home of the Cadre Noir in Saumur and gained a vast international experience in the U.S., France, Germany and the United Kingdom as an international dressage rider and trainer.


Competitor

David Botana

Hometown: Portland, Maine Birthday: 7/11/2002 Sport/Disciplines: Para-Equestrian

David Botana, a Grade 1 para dressage athlete, was named to his first Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for the AGDF 9 CPEDI3* aboard Lord Locksley, Margaret Stevens's 18-year-old Trakehner Grand Prix/Breeding stallion. The combination last competed in the AGDF Week 2 CPEDI3*, where they placed third in the Grade I Freestyle.


Competitor

Rebecca Hart

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Birthday: 10/26/1984 Sport/Disciplines: Para-Equestrian Paralympic Years: 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020

Rebecca Hart is a three-time Paralympian (Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janerio 2016), three-time FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) team member (Tryon 2018, Normandy 2014, and Lexington 2010) and seven-time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion (2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2006). She and El Corona Texel, Rowan O’Reilly’s Dutch Warmblood gelding, were the first U.S. para-equestrian dressage combination to medal at a world championship. As a member of the FEI WEG Tryon 2018 U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte, she earned the U.S. their first-ever para-dressage medal at a WEG, winning bronze in the FEI Grade III Individual Test and then a silver medal in the FEI Grade III Freestyle.


Competitor

Kate Shoemaker

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Birthday: 8/25/1987 Sport/Disciplines: Para-Equestrian Paralympic Years: 2020

Kate Shoemaker earned her first world championship medal as a member of the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, earning bronze in the FEI Grade IV Freestyle. Her additional accomplishments include being named as the FEI WEG Normandy 2014 alternate; the 2015 USEF CPEDI1* Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion; and the Adequan®/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North team, individual, and freestyle gold medalist.


Competitor

Roxanne Trunnell

Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Birthday: 4/26/1985 Sport/Disciplines: Para-Equestrian Paralympic Years: 2016, 2020

Roxanne "Roxie" Trunnell is a 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympian and two-time FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team member (Tryon 2018 and Normandy 2014). At the WEG Tryon 2018 she and Dolton won the bronze medal in the FEI Grade I Freestyle. Trunnell is also the 2016 Grade Ia Reserve National Champion in the High Performance Division.