Competing in the FEI Para Grade III Team, para-equestrian Eleanor Brimmer has been recognized by Draper Therapies for putting her “best foot forward” in and around the show ring.
Brimmer is a familiar face around the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival grounds and was awarded for both her riding skills and her work and dedication to the international show itself. Brimmer is a staff member at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, where she manages the inventory for the ribbon awards for the CDI and national classes for each week of the show.
Brimmer was presented with a Draper Therapies saddle pad, polo wraps and socks in appreciation for being such a positive individual and influence in dressage.
Brimmer’s ride in the FEI Para Grade III Team affirmed her riding skills, as she placed first on her mount, London Swing, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding. Brimmer purchased him in Germany a year ago. She has high hopes of bringing him to the Paralympic Games in Rio.
“It’s a long shot, but it’s fun to try,” Brimmer said. “I was really thrilled with today’s ride. Last week, I had some difficulty with a little resistance moving into the canter. My disability is cerebral palsy, so my left side is very week and my right side is very strong, so there is a particular movement in that test where you have to pick up the left lead canter from the walk. Sometimes we get a little miscommunication, and I was really struggling with that last week, so I am absolutely over the moon about this test.”
Brimmer also volunteers at her neighborhood shows at White Fences, and has volunteered at the Dressage Finals, NAJYRC and 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
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ABOVE: Eleanor Brimmer, riding London Swing, wins the Draper Therapies Best Foot Forward Award at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival.