The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the Ones to Watch ahead of the 2018 World Equestrian Games set to take place from 18-22 September in Tryon, USA.
These are the riders who have the potential to make headlines at the sport’s biggest competition outside the Paralympic Games. They include Paralympic medallists and world champions, and their biographies are now available on the IPC website.
Emma Booth (AUS)
Making World Equestrian Games debut after a promising Paralympic Games opener at Rio 2016.
Stinna Tange Kaastrup (DEN)
Coming off an unforgettable 2017 season that saw her return to the top of the Para dressage podium for the first time since 2011.
Lee Pearson (GBR)
“The Godfather” of British Para dressage is back on his horse at a major event after taking much of 2017 off.
Pepo Puch (AUT)
At 52 years old, Puch continues to be a major force in his sport and seeks that elusive world title.
Rodolpho Riskalla (BRA)
Continues to show strong improvement since his Paralympic debut in Rio, winning double gold in May’s Para dressage competition in Mannheim, Germany.
Sanne Voets (NED)
Followed up a fairytale ending at Rio 2016 with medals at the 2017 European Championships.