Groves Wins First-Ever National Disability Sports Alliance I.P.E.C Grade IV Championship

Kathryn Groves of Winter Garden, FL, and Freek won the first-ever National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (I.P.E.C) Grade IV Championship for riders with physical disabilities. The Championship, which consisted of an Individual Championship Competition and a Musical Freestyle Competition, was held as part of Dressage at Devon, September 23-28, in Devon, PA.

Groves, who was a member of the U.S team that took sixth place at the 2003 I.P.E.C Dressage World Championships in Moorsele, Belgium, this past September, finished on top in both the Individual Championship as well as the Musical Freestyle to earn Championship honors with an overall score of 67.942%. Robin Brueckmann, of Summerfield, NC, on Richmond who also competed at the 2003 I.P.E.C World Championships, took second overall in the Grade IV Championship with a combined score of 66.401%.

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