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Two Silver medals for British Disabled Drivers

1 October 2002

 

British driving team enjoying the hospitality in Germany

The 3rd World Carriage Driving Championships for Disabled Drivers (Singles) took place in Greven-Bockholt, Germany from 22 to 29 September 2002.

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

In the Team competition, Germany won the Gold, Britain came second with Silver and the USA third with a bronze medal.

Britain's Judi Ralls won the Silver Medal In the Individual competition (Grade 2).  In the Individual Competition (Grade 1) Carol Porter came 4th, James Marshall was 8th and Heather Clark finished in 11th place.

The British chef d'equipe was Margaret Brockie and the travelling team trainer was Rachel Stevens, who has been assisted by Barry Capstick and Anna Grayston during the training and selection processes. John Cowdery is chairman of the ground jury.

The British team are delighted with their success and would like to dsay a big "thank you" to all the BHDTA members and affiliated Clubs who helped, trained and sponsored them.

for the full results.

The International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) supports international equestrian sport for people with disabilities. The IPEC produces rule books for Dressage and Driving as well as Dressage tests suitable for all Grades. The FEI and IPEC signed a cooperation agreement in 2001. To find out more about the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee, visit the IPEC