Disabled drivers tackle world challenge

  • The world championships for disabled drivers begins in Germany today

    Britain’s team has been named for the World Championships for disabled drivers at Greven-Bockholt, Germany, on25-29 September.

    Judi Ralls, who was in the silver medal-winning team in 2000, will be driving her Welsh section B, Freddie. She will be accompanied by Carol Porter driving Arthur, and newcomer James Marshall with his part-bred Welsh Cob, Magic. Heather Clark will travel as reserve with Barney.

    Margaret Brockie is chef d’equipe, and the travelling team trainer is Rachel Stevens, who has been assisted by Barry Capstick (pictured) and Anna Graystonduring the training and selection processes.

    John Cowdery is chairman of the ground jury, and the championships take place at the same time as the German national driving championships for pony-four-in-hand and horse pairs.

    To find out more about the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC), which supports international equestrian sport for people with disabilities, visit www.ipec-athletes.de

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