Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Equestrian
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Equestrian pictogram.svg
Paralympic Equestrian
Venue Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Centre
Dates 7–11 September 2008
2004
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Equestrian at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
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Individual championship   Ia   Ib   II   III   IV
Individual freestyle Ia Ib II III IV
Mixed team

Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consisted of eleven dressage events. The competitions were held in the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Centre from 7 September to 11 September.

Classification[edit]

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

Equestrian classes were:

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

Events[edit]

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

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

Qualification[edit]

There were 70 athletes taking part in this sport.

Qualification Slots[edit]

NPC Numbers Athletes in Teams
 Argentina 1
 Australia 5 4
 Austria 1
 Belgium 2
 Bermuda 1
 Brazil 4 4
 Canada 5 4
 China 1
 Croatia 2
 Denmark 4 4
 Finland 1
 France 2
 Great Britain 7 5
 Germany 5 5
 Hong Kong 1
 Ireland 1
 Israel 1
 Italy 3
 Japan 1
 Netherlands 4 4
 Norway 5 5
 Peru 1
 Poland 1
 Portugal 1
 South Africa 4
 Russia 2
 Singapore 1
 Slovakia 1
 Sweden 3
 United States 5 5
Total 76 40

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

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

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

Medalists[edit]

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

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual championship test grade Ia
details
Anne Dunham on Teddy
 Great Britain
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III
 Great Britain
Laurentia Tan on Nothing To Lose
 Singapore
Individual championship test grade Ib
details
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen
 Great Britain
Jens Dokkan on Lacour
 Norway
Marcos Alves on Luthenay De Varnay
 Brazil
Individual championship test grade II
details
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15
 Germany
Lauren Barwick on Maile
 Canada
Caroline Cecile Nielsen on Rostorn's Hatim-Tinn
 Denmark
Individual championship test grade III
details
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
 Germany
Annika Lykke Dalskov on Alfarvad April Z
 Denmark
Bettina Eistel on Fabuleux 5
 Germany
Individual championship test grade IV
details
Philippa Johnson on Benedict
 South Africa
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko
 Norway
Georgia Bruce on V Salute
 Australia
Individual freestyle test grade Ia
details
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III
 Great Britain
Anne Dunham on Teddy
 Great Britain
Laurentia Tan on Nothing To Lose
 Singapore
Individual freestyle test grade Ib
details
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen
 Great Britain
Ricky Balshaw on Deacons Giorgi
 Great Britain
Marcos Alves on Luthenay De Varnay
 Brazil
Individual freestyle test grade II
details
Lauren Barwick on Maile
 Canada
Felicity Coulthard on Roffelaar
 Great Britain
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15
 Germany
Individual freestyle test grade III
details
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
 Germany
Simon Laurens on Ocean Diamond
 Great Britain
Annika Lykke Dalskov on Alfarvad April Z
 Denmark
Individual freestyle test grade IV
details
Philippa Johnson on Benedict
 South Africa
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko
 Norway
Georgia Bruce on V Salute
 Australia
Overall team
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Sophie Christiansen on Lambrusco III
Anne Dunham on Teddy
Lee Pearson on Gentlemen
Simon Laurens on Ocean Diamond
 Germany (GER)
Britta Naepel on Cherubin 15
Angelika Trabert on Londria 2
Steffen Zeibig on Waldemar 27
Hannelore Brenner on Women Of The World
 Norway (NOR)
Jens Dokkan on Lacour
Mariette Garborg on Luthar
Ann Cathrin Lubbe on Zanko
Sigrid Rui on Nanof

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