Lauren Barwick Scores Canada's First Medal at the 2014 Games

Normandy, FRA, August, 28, 2014 -- Canada's Lauren Barwick finished on the podium today in the bronze medal position and earned Canada's first medal of the Games following her Individual Championship Test during the fourth day of para-dressage competition on Thursday, August 28, at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA.

Riding Equine Canada's 13-year-old Oldenburg mare, Off to Paris, in the Grade II Individual Championship Test, Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, finished with the bronze medal following a lovely ride, scoring 70.914%.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games - Normandy 2014

Lauren Barwick
Event on: 23 August 2014
Event on: August 23, 2014

Event Information:

Normandy, France

Celebrated every four years and alternating with the Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games are undoubtedly the biggest equestrian event in the world. The finest athletes from 76 nations will compete against each other in the 8 official Fédération Equestre Internationale disciplines:

  • Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Driving
  • Reining
  • Vaulting
  • Endurance
  • Para-Dressage

Three of those are Olympic disciplines (Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing) with Para-Dressage being represented at the Paralympics. Horse riding is the only Olympic and Paralympic sport to have both sexes competing in the same competition and where the athlete and horse both receive medals.

Canadian Para-Equestrian Riders Earn Top Freestyle Placings at CPEDI 3* Moorsele

Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2. Photo Credit -

Ottawa, ON, April 27, 2014 - Canadian riders once again topped the standings on the final day of international FEI competition at CPEDI 3* Moorsele, BEL, held April 25-27.