Sweden and Switzerland have announced the teams which will represent them in Para-Equestrian Dressage at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France, between 23 August – 7 September.
The Swedish team is:
Grade Ia – Anita Johnsson
Grade Ib – Sandra Karlsson and Kerstin Larsson Englund
Grade III – Gabriella Löf
Former national champion Johnsson competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is making her world debut in Normandy.
Karlsson is also making her world debut, having competed at the ECCO FEI European Championships 2013 in Herning, Denmark, last summer, and coming second and third at this year’s Nordic Championships in Kristiansand, Norway.
Larsson Englund is the most experienced of the team having competed at three Paralympic Games, as well as numerous World and European championships. Likewise, Löf has also competed at a Paralympic level twice, as well as World and Nordic championships.
The Swiss team is made up of:
Grade II - Celine van Till, riding Amanta
Grade IV - Nicole Geiger, riding Ry de Lafayette CH
For van Till, her selection marks her second appearance at the World Equestrian Games, having come sixth in her grade in Kentucky in 2010. Geiger is making her world debut in France.
If you would like more information on the World Equestrian Games, visit the official event website.