Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.

Julie Higgins won Australia’s first (and second) Equestrian gold medal

Julie Higgins shows off one of the two gold medals she won in Equestrian at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. In the Equestrian competition in Sydney, riders drew horses from a pool of horses loaned by Australian owners. Higgins drew the horse that she most wanted to ride and the two produced Australia’s first ever gold medals in Equestrian.

It was difficult for the equestrian team to feel part of the wider team

Equestrian was introduced to the Paralympics for the first time at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, with 68 riders from 16 nations taking part in dressage competitions. The venue for Equestrian was more than 50km from Atlanta and the teams stayed on site during the Games, which gave them a feeling of isolation from the Games and the Australian team. In Atlanta, the host nation provided the horses on which the riders would compete. The horses used in the Games were loaned by American owners. Given the very specific requirements and training required of Para-equestrian horses, the quality of horses provided was not always up to the expected standard and so an athlete’s result could be very dependent upon the quality of the horse allocated to them. The Australian team of five athletes recorded a best finish of fifth. Left to right, back row: Margaret Reynolds, Jodi Worrall (Personal Care Attendant), Susan Haydon, Mary Longden (coach), Mandy Waalwyk, Sue-Ellen Lovett (nee Lee); Front row, left to right: Sharon Konemann and Sally Francis (assistant coach).

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996

Results of Australian equestrian riders at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team  Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Equestrian results at the summer Paralympics from 1996.

Sue-Ellen Lovett went from the long track to the arena

Sue-Ellen Lovett competes in a dressage Equestrian event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Lovett finished fifth of 21 competitors in the freestyle event, her best finish. As well as being a leading rider in the arena, Lovett rode her own horse on long distance fundraising rides, including one from Melbourne to Sydney in 1997 to raise money for the 2000 Paralympics.