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Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Equestrian

at the XIII Paralympic Games
Equestrian pictogram.svg
Paralympic Equestrian
Venue Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Centre
Dates 7–11 September 2008
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Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consisted of eleven dressage events. The competitions were held in the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Centre from 7 September to 11 September.

Classification [ edit ]

Riders were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows riders to compete against others with a similar level of function.

Equestrian classes were:

  • I, for riders with impaired limb function, or poor balance and good upper limb function
  • II, for riders with locomotion impairment
  • III, for blind riders with moderate locomotion impairment
  • IV, for riders with some visual impairment or impaired function in one or two limbs

Events [ edit ]

For each of the events below, medals were contested for one or more of the above classifications. After each classification are given the dates that the event was contested. All events were mixed, meaning that men and women competed together.

  • Mixed individual championship
    • Grade Ia
    • Grade Ib
    • Grade II
    • Grade III
    • Grade IV
  • Mixed individual freestyle
    • Grade Ia
    • Grade Ib
    • Grade II
    • Grade III
    • Grade IV
  • Mixed team

Officials [ edit ]

Appointment of officials is as follows:[1]

Dressage
  • Netherlands Hanneke Gerritsen (Ground Jury President)
  • Argentina Liliana Iannone (Ground Jury Member)
  • France Anne Prain (Ground Jury Member)
  • Finland Tarja Huttunen (Ground Jury Member)
  • Australia Janet Geary (Ground Jury Member)
  • Germany Gudrun Hofinga (Ground Jury Member)
  • Norway Kjell Myhre (Ground Jury Member)
  • Republic of Ireland Alison Mastin (Ground Jury Member)

Qualification [ edit ]

There were 73 athletes from 28 nations taking part in this sport.

Medal summary [ edit ]

Medal table [ edit ]

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their riders (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 5 5 0 10
2  Germany (GER) 3 1 2 6
3  South Africa (RSA) 2 0 0 2
4  Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
5  Norway (NOR) 0 3 1 4
6  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 2 3
7  Australia (AUS) 0 0 2 2
 Brazil (BRA) 0 0 2 2
 Singapore (SIN) 0 0 2 2
Totals (9 nations) 11 11 11 33

Medalists [ edit ]

Laurentia Tan of Singapore won her country's first Paralympic medals, two bronzes, in the individual championship and freestyle grade Ia events.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual championship test grade Ia

details
Anne Dunham on Teddy

 Great Britain
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III

 Great Britain
Laurentia Tan on Nothing To Lose

 Singapore
Individual championship test grade Ib

details
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen

 Great Britain
Jens Dokkan on Lacour

 Norway
Marcos Alves on Luthenay De Varnay

 Brazil
Individual championship test grade II

details
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15

 Germany
Lauren Barwick on Maile

 Canada
Caroline Cecile Nielsen on Rostorn's Hatim-Tinn

 Denmark
Individual championship test grade III

details
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World

 Germany
Annika Lykke Dalskov on Alfarvad April Z

 Denmark
Bettina Eistel on Fabuleux 5

 Germany
Individual championship test grade IV

details
Philippa Johnson on Benedict

 South Africa
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko

 Norway
Georgia Bruce on V Salute

 Australia
Individual freestyle test grade Ia

details
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III

 Great Britain
Anne Dunham on Teddy

 Great Britain
Laurentia Tan on Nothing To Lose

 Singapore
Individual freestyle test grade Ib

details
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen

 Great Britain
Ricky Balshaw on Deacons Giorgi

 Great Britain
Marcos Alves on Luthenay De Varnay

 Brazil
Individual freestyle test grade II

details
Lauren Barwick on Maile

 Canada
Felicity Coulthard on Roffelaar

 Great Britain
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15

 Germany
Individual freestyle test grade III

details
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World

 Germany
Simon Laurens on Ocean Diamond

 Great Britain
Annika Lykke Dalskov on Alfarvad April Z

 Denmark
Individual freestyle test grade IV

details
Philippa Johnson on Benedict

 South Africa
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko

 Norway
Georgia Bruce on V Salute

 Australia
Mixed team

details
 Great Britain (GBR)

Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III

Anne Dunham on Teddy

Lee Pearson on Gentlemen

Simon Laurens on Ocean Diamond
 Germany (GER)

Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15

Angelika Trabert on Londria 2

Steffen Zeibig on Waldemar 27

Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
 Norway (NOR)

Jens Dokkan on Lacour

Mariette Garborg on Luthar

Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko

Sigrid Rui on Nanof

References [ edit ]

  • "Schedules and Results - Equestrian". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

See also [ edit ]

External links [ edit ]

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