20 August 2019
European silver on debut for Wilson
Britain’s Georgia Wilson claimed silver on her debut at the European Para Dressage Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
On her horse Midnight, the 23-year-old scored 73.47% in the grade two individual test to secure her place on the podium.
Austria’s Pepo Puch won the competition on Sailor’s Blue with 75.235% while home athlete Nicole den Dulk clinched the bronze on Wallace NOP with 73.25%.
Wilson, who trains with teammate Sophie Wells, acknowledged her expectations had already been exceeded, despite this being the first day of the championships.
“Wow. I came here with the aim of just getting through to the freestyle,” Wilson said.
“It was nerve-wracking, but I told myself just to breathe and it would be fine.
“Midnight gives me confidence; she doesn’t spook or anything, and she just loved to flick her toes.”
Elsewhere Mari Durward-Akhurst on Sky O’Hara finished seventh in the grade I individual test and qualified for the freestyle competition later in the week.
Photo credit: British Dressage
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