Peace set to compete in 2019 Inas Equestrian Championships

Oliver and Bailey ready for action

Oliver Peace is set to compete in the 3rd INAS World Equestrian Championships to take place on September 29th representing Great Britain.

The INAS Para Dressage Video Competition entry deadline is September 29th and results will be published on October 14th. Oliver will submit two entries to this event.

Peace, a native of West Yorkshire is thrilled to be a part of this event again and says, “I like when I can compete against riders from other places around the world. I feel very proud to riding for Great Britain and will do my very best”.

2017 Bronze medallist, Oliver Peace & Bailey

When asked about why he loves to compete in equestrian Peace said, “I feel happy when I am around horses. They help me feel calm when I am worried or upset. Riding is my favourite thing to do”.

In the 2nd INAS Para Equestrian Championships in 2018, Oliver and his horse Bailey took 4th behind Spain’s Sonia Villalba, Australia’s Sui Watts, and Russia’s Ekaterina Efimova. Peace, under the direction of Gemma Hughes, Back Lane Stables (Leeds) looks to improve their test from the previous competition.

This INAS event will conclude Oliver’s competitive year of riding. Although it is coming to a close, 2019 was a successful year for him. Most notably, Oliver won at Riding for the Disabled Championships. Additionally, Oliver competed at non-disabled competitions including the British Horse Society Riding School National Championships and becoming a Champion at the Open Summer Dressage League. Peace looks to continue to train and further improve his test scores next year.

When asked about the continued growth of equestrian for riders in Inas class II1, CEO of the UK Sports Association, Tracey McCillen says, “I hope to see many more riders with the passion that Oliver has join him in representing Great Britain. I wish Oliver the best of luck this Autumn with his entry into the INAS Para Equestrian Championships – we are all behind you!”

Equestrian competition for athletes with intellectual impairment is classified as II1. The UK Sports Association works is keen to see new athletes enter the pathway in equestrian and continue developing to Inas events. If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved or know a talented rider who has the potential to excel in equestrian, contact the UK Sports Association.

Read more about Oliver and his previous successes here.

For more information related to the INAS Equestrian Championships click here.