Australian team Chef de Mission Paul Bird and Assistant Chef de Mission Doug Denby took the opportunity to be photographed with Jan Pike and her beloved horse, Dr Doulittle, at the Athens summer Paralympics. Pike and Doulittle won a bronze and a silver medal in Athens, Australia’s only equestrian medals. Denby was a leading figure in the administration of Riding for the Disabled in Australia for several decades. With no dressage culture in Greece, the Games’ organisers nevertheless created a state-of-the-art venue, adjacent to the shooting venue in the dusty hills outside Athens.
Date: September 2004