US PARA EQUESTRIAN ANNIE PEAVY SECURES FOUR TOP FINISHES AT SAUGERTIES

World Equestrian Games Athlete Starts Spring Season in Style

Avon, Connecticut, USA. May 18, 2015

U.S. Para-Equestrian Annie Peavy, 18, kicked off the spring season with four top finishes in the FEI Para Grade III events at the Saugerties Show in Upstate New York, May 16-17, 2015. The 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games US squad member once again showed her consistent form with two horses when winning the FEI Para Grade III Team class on the second day of competition riding her 12 year old Hanoverian gelding Lancelot Warrior (Londonderry x Waroness – Warkant) with a score of 73.55%. Her WEG partner, the nine year old Trakehner gelding Ozzy Cooper (Hibiskus x Okka – Arrak), also finished in third place on a score of 69.60%. The previous day Peavy made her return to the arena to bring home second place in the FEI Para Grade III Individual class riding Lancelot Warrior on 68.9% with Ozzy Cooper scoring a third place finish on 67.8%.

Peavy was delighted with how the horses performed at the start of their spring/summer season. “I had an amazing weekend. I had the chance to show my horses and go to my senior prom at my school. This is a time of transition and I am having a blast but will miss all of my close friends I have made over the last four years so I was so happy to be able to attend prom on a show weekend. This wouldn’t have been possible without an amazing supportive group of people. The show staff was so nice and let me start on Saturday morning so after my second ride I made it to prom just in time. My trainer, Heather Blitz coached me so that I was able to improve my rides on both horses from Saturday to Sunday and our incredible barn family of L’Acadiane Equine Management made my horses look their best. We also found a little bit of time between rides to have fun on Heather’s scooter. We work hard and have a fun time together.”

Peavy graduates from the Ethel Walker School in June and is currently planning her summer show schedule.