Rebecca Hart wins the Para-Dressage National Championship
- October 27, 2020
- By Staff Writers
MILL SPRING, N.C.--Rebecca Hart of Wellington, Fla., on El Corona Texel won the USEF Para Dressage National Championship on Oct.. 25, ending the weekend with a 78.478 percent in her grade III freestyle test.
The competition took place in the indoor arena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring judged by Elke Ebert of Germany, Carlos Lopes of Portugal and American Adrienne Pot from Oct. 22-25, 2020.
After three days of competition, Sydney Collier of Ann Arbor, Mich., on All in One earned the reserve championship award on a final score of 78.711 percent in the Grade I freestyle test.
Over the three days ,13 riders competed in the CPEDI3*.
With the rescheduling of the Tokyo Summer Paralympic Games in 2021, this show was an important step on the way to earning a spot on the Paralympic Equestrian Team.
During the CPEDI3* the USEF Team, led by Chef d'equipde Michele Assouline, included Sydney Collier on All in One, Rebecca Hart on El Corona Texel, Cynthia Screnci of Boca Raton, Fla., on Eragon VF and Kate Shoemaker of Wellington, Fla., on her new mount Gaborencio.
For the emerging athletes including many young riders, this was an opportunity to show in front of international CPEDI judges while competing in the national para-dressage show.