Katie Shoemaker wins an individual silver medal in Para Dressage
- August 15, 2022
- By Staff Writers
HERNING, Denmark--Katie Shoemaker on Quiana won an Individual silver medal in Para Dressage Freestyle at the World Championships on Sunday, Aug.14.
The U.S. Para Dressage Team finished a strong week at the World Championships,winning two individual medals and a team bronze.
Shoemaker on Quiana had a personal best in the FEI Para Dressage Grade IV Freestyle, receiving an 80.275 percent from the judging panel, marking a career goal for Shoemaker and showing a taste of what’s to come for the new combination.
Shoemaker acquired the mare late in 2021 and is already thrilled with the momentum they’ve built as a combination and the relationship she has with the 2014 Rhinelander mare.
“This is a personal best score for us," said Shoemaker. "We had so many goals coming into this, and a lot of the goals are out of your control because it involves what other people do, but we really wanted this 80 and I’m just so ecstatic we got it. I have to give all of the credit to my horse and my team. Without them I wouldn’t have the opportunity to sit up there and get to experience that. They all work so hard on my behalf, and we did it together.”