Monday, 2 May 2016

Justin wins two equestrian medals

Justin Wynn, a long term resident at the Camphill Bridge Community, recently won a gold and bronze medal in the dressage horse riding category of the Special Olympics. The Transitional Training Project Management Groupat Camphill met with him and interviewed him on this achievement.

1) What is the name of the horse that you rode on in Special Olympics? Max, a white gelding.

2) What is dressage? What does it involve? You take the horse in steps around the arena. The horse goes round various obstacles. It is a bit like the horse dancing.

3) How many people took part in the competition? There were 20 competitors in the competition.

This was Justin’s first competition. It was held in Castledermot in County Kildare. Justin had to train every Thursday and Friday for the last few months, in preparation for the competition. Jumping and cantering are Justin’s favourite parts of dressage.