PARA-DRESSAGE: Medal haul delights Broad Hinton's Dunham
6:00am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Latest News
BROAD Hinton veteran Anne Dunham produced more medal magic in Denmark last week and says that the FEI European Para-Dressage Championships felt like the biggest competition of her career.
Dunham, 64, who has competed in five Paralympic Games, added to her glittering career collection as she helped Great Britain to team gold and won an individual silver medal in the Grade Ia category in Herning.
She was also delighted with 12-year-old ride LTJ Lucas Normark, who impressed on his major championship debut.
“The atmosphere was amazing because you had the show jumpers competing, then the able-bodied dressage and the para-dressage,” said the Wiltshire star.
“At the Paralympics, everybody competes separately but this felt like the biggest competition I’ve ever done.
“At the French international in March, Lucas was a bit nervous but he was absolutely fantastic last week and produced some superb tests.
“I was only 1.4 points behind Sophie Christiansen sothere wasn’t very much in that and winning team gold too was really nice.”
A team total of 453.585 gave Britain a comfortable margin of victory over silver medallists Germany of more than 24 per cent while Dunham clinched a Grade Ia score of 75.174 per cent, with winner Christiansen clinching the gold with 76.609 per cent.
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