5 Sep 2012

Riders look to compete again in 2016

10:25 am on 5 September 2012

Equestrian Rachel Stock finished in ninth place on Tuesday in her event at the Paralympics in London with a final score of 66.85.

Anthea Gunner finished 17th on Monday with a final score of 62.75.

NZ Paralympics says both dressage riders have given themselves a pass mark for their debut appearance and indicated their intentions to compete in Brazil in 2016.

But there may have to be a serious rethink on how they get to Rio de Janeiro.

The bill for transporting and quarantining their horses for the London Games was well above $150,000.

''You just can't afford to spend $60,000 on transporting a horse back and forth for a season," Gunner said.