Emma Sheardown ups her game for WEG paradressage gold

  • Emma Sheardown, one of Britain’s three grade Ia paradressage riders in Kentucky, improved on bronze in the individual for gold in the freestyle today.

    Emma told H&H: “I’m just so happy. My horse was a little bit more free and forward today and the test felt amazing.”

    Just behind Emma in silver was yesterday’s individual gold medallist Sophie Christiansen. Sophie, who like Emma has cerebreal palsy, said she felt “exhausted” today after three days of competition.

    “[Rivaldo Of Berkeley has been amazing at this competition, we were both just a bit tired today,” said Sophie. “I’m so so happy for Emma, she did a better job today.”

    Anne Dunham, a silver medallist yesterday, finished in bronze today to complete a British podium.

    “I enjoy the music most of all and so does my horse,” said Anne. “This whole championship has been fantastic, I’m just so sad it’s coming to an end.”

    Britain’s grade II and Ib riders compete tomorrow for freestyle medals.

    Don’t miss Horse & Hound 14 October issue for full report and pictures from the World Equestrian Games

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