2 Jul 2014

Dixon named for World Games

11:36 am on 2 July 2014

Canterbury Paralympian Anthea Dixon has been named in the New Zealand team for the FEI World Equestrian Games next month in France.

The 32-year-old, the country's first-ever para dressage rider at WEG, will compete in grade two aboard Doncartier at the event.

Since the London Paralympics, she has been commuting between New Zealand and Germany to train with Hayley Beresford, practice and compete on her Aussie-owned horse.

Dixon, a paraplegic after a horse accident in 2006, has won numerous national awards for her para dressage, and has previously also competed in Australia for New Zealand.

She expects her main competition in France will come from the British, German and Dutch riders, but she has high expectations for herself too.