TEAM GB’s success at the Olympic and Paralympic games must have rubbed off on the British Para Carriage Driving team who have brought the Bronze medal back from Holland.
Lucy Barclay, from Stixwould, was part of the Great Britain team that finished an impressive third behind Germany in silver, and the Dutch who won gold on home soil at the World Para Carriage Driving Championships held in Breda.
Lucy had her own personal triumph as she was the fastest woman and also the fastest Brit around the marathon course.
Lucy’s husband James said: “There were a few worrying moments before the meeting started.
“We were concerned that Lucy’s horse, Golly Gosh, had pulled up lame, but she was checked over by the vet and was ready to compete.
“It all went really well and we’re delighted with the result.”
James also highlighted the support that those competing received over the weekend.
“It was the Dutch equivalent of the Burghly horse trials.
“The support was fantastic.”
When asked about their plans for the future, James was keen to stress that both horse and rider were ready for a rest for the time being.
“We’ll have to see how Golly comes out when we get home, she is 17 after all. Both her and Lucy are in need of a rest.
“But both horse and rider have come out alright.”
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