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15 August 2007

 


                 

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2007 FEI World Para Equestrian

Dressage Championships

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This report is for personal purposes only.

Please Do Not Copy this information on my trip & results for any other purpose,

especially those to be Published.

If you would like to use this information for anything,

Please contact me directly, before anything is printed as Permission Needs To Be Granted by myself & other authorities.

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Nicole Kullen (me) riding Worleston Billy receiving Silver medal at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships in the UK. Photo Courtesy of Hartpury College.

Photo: Nicole Kullen (me) riding Worleston Billy at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships in the UK. The photo was taken during my Silver medal Presentation Ceremony. As you can see I was very happy with my results. All Photos Courtesy of Hartpury College.

 

Nicole Kullen (me) riding Worleston Billy at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships in the UK. Photo Courtesy of Hartpury College.

 

I thought you'd be happy to hear how things went overseas, so this is just a short report to let everyone know I'm now back in Australia & to let you know how I went after being selected as one of seven riders chosen to represent Australia over in Britain for the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships.  I had a very successful time away. Plus a very eventful trip as we were hit with torrential rain & flooding for most of the month we were over there. They even had to have the food for the World Champ's event brought in by helicopter at one stage as we were trapped in by the rising waters. They apparently had over a month's worth of rain fall in 24hours.

 

Training went really well for the month away in the UK, as well as my competition results, as I was partnered with the chestnut gelding Worleston Billy, who had been sourced & selected by the Australian coach Mary Longden, & owned by Judy, who was a very supportive & helpful owner. Judy was thrilled with our results at each competition.


I'm very proud to say that at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage
Championships I achieved a Silver medal in the Individual Championship, and a Bronze medal in the Individual Freestyle to Music (Kur),

and a 6th in the Team Test.

 

Plus I was one of the four riders selected to represent Australia in the Teams Event & in that event we (Australia) placed 7th overall.

 

Plus out of all the competitors in the World Championships, I was the only rider on a borrowed horse to achieve a medal result.

 

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At the World Championships my results were:

 

Friday 20 July 2007

FEI PE Grade 1b Team Test

  69.176%      6th

 

 Saturday 21 July 2007
FEI PE Grade 1b Individual Championship Test
  73.429%      Silver/2nd

 

 Sunday 22 July 2007
FEI PE Grade 1b Freestyle Test to music
  73.051%      Bronze/3rd

 

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We also competed in two other local/regional competitions whilst over in the UK before we went to the World's event & I did very well at those events too.

 

 At the first event at

Myerscough College on 11 July 2007 my results were:

 FEI PE Grade 1b Short Test        70.94%       1st

 FEI PE Grade 1b Team Test        71.76%       2nd/3rd

 

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 Then at the second event at

Heart of England Equestrian Centre on the 15 July 2007

my results were:

FEI PE Grade 1b Individual Championship Test    72.38%       1st

FEI PE Grade 1b Freestyle to Music Test            79.4%         1st

And I was awarded 2 out of the 3 trophies awarded for the day.

Plus I had the highest score for the day of the whole event including para & able -bodied riders after getting a personal best score of 79.4% for my freestyle test.

 

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 I'm now back in Australia & things are still busy. I'm travelling between Bathurst &

Raymond Terrace (approx. 5 hour drive) to train on my horse Nikshar Nomination with my new coaches Carlos De Cleermaecker & Melinda Morris, to get prepared for my next major event which is the 2007 RDAA National Para Dressage Championships run in conjunction with an International Paralympic Qualifier CPDI4* event in October at Werribee, VIC.

 

So I'm now trying to do more fundraising & looking for more sponsors, because the higher the level I reach, the higher the bills are getting. And now I'm so close I don't want to fail due to the lack of funds.

 

Nicole Kullen (me) riding Worleston Billy at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships in the UK. Photo Courtesy of Hartpury College.

 

I will hopefully get to update my website soon with a better report on my trip, along with more photos & results from over there, but it may be a little while before I can get it all up online, due to my constant traveling for training, which is why I thought this short report would be a good idea.

 

The photo above is of me riding Worleston Billy at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships in the UK. The photo was taken during my Silver medal Presentation Ceremony. As you can see I was very happy with my results. Plus the other images are of me riding in the tests at the World Championships. All photos Courtesy of Hartpury College.

 

Plus to be the only Australian to medal at the World Championships,

I felt very honored.

 

Hope to catch up properly soon. And don't forget to keep checking out my website here & there to see the latest updates..    

N.K

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Also: This report is for personal purposes only.

Please Do Not Copy this information on my trip & results for any other purpose, especially those to be Published.

If you would like to use this information for anything,

Please contact me directly, before anything is printed as Permission

Needs To Be Granted by me & other authorities.

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 Nicole Kullen (me) riding Worleston Billy at the 2007 FEI World Para Equestrian Dressage Championships in the UK. Photo Courtesy of Hartpury College.

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Yours sincerely

Nicole Kullen
'Nikshar Stud'
'Equestrian & Animal Photographer'

www.nicolekullen.com           nicole@nicolekullen.com

 

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