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Grace Bowman


Grace Bowman
2011 Para-Equestrian National Championships
Photograph:Free Rein Photography

Grace Bowman

Date of birth 16 July 1990
 
Residence: Adelaide, South Australia
 
Recent Results
2011 Tamworth NSW Grade II FEI Team Test 1st
2011 Tamworth NSW Grade II FEI Freestyle Test 1st
2011 Tamworth NSW Grade II FEI Champ Test 1st
2011 Sydney NSW Grade II National Championships 1st
2011 Hong Kong Grade II CPEDI3* Freestyle 1st
 
Career Highlights
2010 - Australian team representative - World Equestrian Games Kentucky USA - 10th (team); 4th individual
2008 - Beijing Paralympic Games - individual 7th, 12th, 15th; team - 6th  
 
About Grace
After a horse riding accident in 2002 resulting in paraplegia, Grace literally got ‘back in the saddle’ a mere 5 months after the accident. In 2006 at age 15, Grace made her international Para-Equestrian debut in England and Canada where she won 3 bronze and 3 gold medals respectively.
 
Grace and her horse Kirby Park Joy are the 2011 Grade 2 National Para-Equestrian Champions. Grace trains at Kirby Park Stud under the watchful eye of Megan Jones and is currently competing elementary in open competition. Grace is studying psychology at the University of Adelaide and one day hopes to work in sport psychology.
 
Coach: Megan Jones
 
Kirby Park Joy 2000 Bay Mare
Owner: Brett Ricketts
Breed: Warmblood X Thoroughbred
Sire: Kirby Park Nantamboo
Dam: Kirby Park Aura

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Member Associations Equestrian New South Wales Equestrian Victoria Equestrian South Australia Equestrian Queensland Equestrian Western Australia Equestrian Northern Territory Equestrian Tasmania