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September 15, 2016

Faces Of The Rio Paralympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Sept. 15  

Smiles, tears, true elation. They're all on display as the para-equestrian riders compete at the Rio Paralympics, Sept. 11-16 at the Deodoro Equestrian Complex. We put together a few favorite photos...


Dutch rider Sanne Voets, who competed in the Grade III, gave Demantur a well deserved carrot after their ride. Photo by Lizz Gregg/FEI


Karolina Karwowska, who rides at Grade III for Poland, took a quiet moment with Emol. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Katie-Maree Umback waved to the crowd after her Grade III test on Marquis. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


The Grade Ib Individual test podium was filled with emotion as Pepo Puch of Austria (center) celebrated gold, Lee Pearson of Great Britain (left) claimed silver and Stinna Kaastrup of Denmark (right) took the bronze. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Lee Pearson of Great Britain on Zion, who rode to silver in the Grade Ib Individual test. Photo by Jon Stroud/FEI


Louise Etzner Jakobsson of Sweden claimed bronze in the Grade III Individual test. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Michele George claimed silver for Belgium in the Grade IV Individual test aboard FBW Rainman. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


After her test, Michele George gave a wave and showed off a hidden message!


Mitsuhide Miyaji of Japan rode Bandero in the Grade Ib Individual test. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Pepo Puch of Austria took gold in the Grade Ib Individual test with Fonatainenoir. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Alina Rosenburg of Germany was all smiles after her Grade Ib Individual test aboard Nea's Doubin, which earned her fifth place. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Sanne Voets gave Demantur a big hug after their Grade III test. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Philippa Johnson-Dwyer rode Lord Louis to seventh in the Grade III Individual test. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI

Annika Lykke Dalskov Risum was all smiles after her Grade III Individual test on Aros A Fenris, which put her fifth. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Ashley Gowanlock claimed fourth in the Grade Ib Individual test for Canada with Di Scansano. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Celine Gerny celebrated her Grade Ib Individual test for France on Flint. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Celine van Till rides for Switzerland and competed in the Grade III tests with Amanta. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Marco Alves of Brazil first rode in the Paralympics in 2004 in Athens. He was a show jumper before a spinal injury paralyzed him. He rode Vladimir to sixth in the Grade Ib Individual test. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


Lisa Martin of Australia took fourth in the Grade IV Individual test with First Famous. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI


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