Michel Assouline Brings US in Line to Break Para Dressage Traditions in Europe

The USA sent a clear message to the Para equestrian community after their breakthrough success at the latest World Games: watch out.

They would have entered the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games as world No. 1, and were in with a real shot at the all-important team title. While the Games were postponed, they likely still will be favourites in 2021.

The US team has been a regular presence at the Paralympics and World Championships but had struggled to reach the podium.

PHOTO CREDIT: U.S. Para team trainer Michel Assouline patting Rebecca Hart on the leg after winning bronze at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon
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