Paralympic horses soak up some Rio rays as seen on social media

  • In the early hours of 4 September Britain’s Paralympic horses arrived at Rio’s Galeao airport.

    This followed a lengthy overnight flight from Belgium’s Liege airport on a specially adapted cargo plane.

    With Paralympic dressage competition now in full swing, we take a look at what has been happening behind the scenes thanks to social media.

    See how the horses are settling into their Paralympic surroundings:

    Sophie Wells gives her Paralympic ride Reece a workout in the Brazilian heat

    What a night! The Paralympic opening ceremony was a sight to behold, with Team GB being led by flag bearer and dressage rider Lee Pearson

    Natasha Baker gets off to a winning start

    Lee Pearson says hello to his Paralympic mount in the state-of-the-art stables

    Nothing can get in the way of the British support — this spectator is enterprising in his use of a broom to ensure optimal flag waving

    Lee Pearson gives his horse Zion some arena practice

    So this is what the athlete’s canteen looks like


    The British Paralympic team doing their country proud

    Sophie Christiansen spends some quality time with her horse behind the scenes

    Read the full Horse & Hound Paralympic report in next week’s H&H magazine (22 September issue)

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