Ireland’s Kate Dwyer & Snowdon Faberge Complete Qualification for Tryon World Games
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WINDSOR, England, May 10, 2018–Ireland’s Kate Dwyer and Snowdon Faberge on Thursday completed qualification for the World Equestrian Games in four months time by achieving at the CDI4* Grand Prix the second of two scores needed for the rider’s first senior championship.
Kate and the 12-year-old British-bred gelding scored 66.348 in the Windsor Grand Prix that with the score of 66.020 per cent attained at Keysoe, England CDI3* in March, 2017 fulfilled the qualification requirement.
“I am over the moon,” said 34-year-old rider. “It was only our fifth ever international big tour outing; we never competed at small tour internationally. Snowdon Faberge (Fabio) kept his cool, our canter pirouettes improved a lot and the passage was strong. He is an imposing horse that the crowd really take to and has every prospect of being a consistent team horse.”
Her mother, Maureen, has been her life-long trainer but she worked with British international rider Gareth Hughes before Windsor to get some helpful competition pointers.
Kate is a former young rider, under-21 national champion and competed in the European Young Rider Championships on Montana Bay in 2004. She was Irish national dressage champion in 2012.