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Canadian Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Kicks Off 2016 Season with ‘Firsts’ at Wellington CPEDI 3*

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Canadian Paralympic Medalist Lauren Barwick to Carry 2010 Olympic Flame | Print |
February 5, 2010 — Canadian Paralympian Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, has been chosen as the City of Langley’s torch bearer for the 2010 Olympic Games.

Barwick was selected by Langley’s Torch Relay Committee to represent the community and carry the Olympic Flame to the Langley Events Centre (LEC) for its official welcome on Monday, February 8.

“I was completely shocked and surprised to be asked to carry the torch,” said Barwick. “Being able to carry the Olympic torch, to be a part of that special journey, is the next best thing to being able to compete.”

To cheer for Barwick and celebrate her achievements as one of Canada’s top equestrian athletes an Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration will be held at the LEC, 7888 – 200 Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barwick will arrive with the Olympic flame around noon.

Barwick, riding her horse Maile, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, won the individual gold and individual silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in para-dressage. A two-time Paralympian, Barwick was also named as the 2004 Equine Canada Equestrian of the Year based on her outstanding accomplishments at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, GRE.

Barwick, who is only returning to Langley for a few days to carry the torch, is currently training and competing in Florida in preparation for The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ Kentucky 2010 which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, US, September 25 – October 10, 2010. This will be the first World Equestrian Games where the discipline of para-dressage will be featured.


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About Para-Equestrian Canada

Para-Equestrian Canada is the Equine Canada committee responsible for developing programs for athletes with a physical disability, and implementing the Para-Dressage high performance program. Para-Equestrian is one of Canada’s most successful international disciplines, achieving an individual gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games, as well as two individual bronze medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games.

About Para-Equestrian Sport

Para-Equestrian sport provides riders with a physical disability the opportunity to compete against other riders with similar abilities. Riders are given a “Grade” based on their functional ability, and are judged on their riding skill against other athletes of the same Grade.  There are five grades of competitions in dressage, with Grade IA representing the more severely impaired riders, and Grade IV representing the least severely impaired riders. Many Para-Equestrian athletes also compete alongside able-bodied competitors in Equine Canada competitions. At the grass roots level, Para-Equestrian encompasses a number of different disciplines, while the international stream focuses only on Para-Dressage.  For more information, please visit www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca

 


 
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