Special Olympics Great Britain Equestrian Competition 2013

Special Olympics equestrian athletes gathered at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, for the Special Olympics 2013 National Equestrian Competition. 60 riders from nine regions vied for a chance to represent Great Britain at the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California.  The riders were divisioned by their ability and age and competed in dressage, prix caprilli, working trails and horse care & knowledge. The event was supported by Riding for the Disabled.

I had the pleasure of being the official volunteer photographer for one of the days of competition, and can’t wait until the main Summer Games in Bath at the end of August!

this gallery is a small selection of my images from the day – if you are an athlete or family member and would like access to all of the images from the day, including the Medal Ceremony, then please visit the following gallery and use the password given to you by Heidi (if you don’t have one, please get in touch) Special Olympics Equestrian Album

Special Olympics GB is a registered charity which is the largest provider of year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (also known as learning disabilities).  Through the power of sport they transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

· 150 clubs across Scotland, England and Wales

· 8,000 athletes

· Training in 26 sports

· Providing a competitive pathway at local, regional, national and international level for all people with intellectual disabilities.

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