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Young Park City para-equestrian won a clinic with Olympian Adrienne Lyle

PARK CITY, Utah — Fresh off her 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medal event, Olympian Adrienne Lyle conducted a clinic for Parkite and Para-Equestrian, Genevieve Rohner, sponsored by Vita Flex, Dressage Today, and Practical Horseman. The clinic was held on November 13 at Sage Creek Equestrian Center in Heber City.

I am so excited to work with this ambitious and talented upcoming rider! She has big dreams, and I love it! — Adrienne Lyle

Rohner, 13, was born a 28-week premature triplet and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorder (Autism Spectrum), Amblyopia, and misaligned right leg bones. In 2019, she entered a Dressage Today contest, winning over 846 other entrants. Rohner began riding for therapy at age four with one of her brothers, who had a stroke at birth and has Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

Officially classified as a Para at age 9, Genevieve is a grade IV competitor (on a scale of I-V). She has been the youngest U.S. classified Para for four years and is set to become the youngest globally in March of 2022 when she competes in her first international events.

I spotted her at age seven and encouraged her to pursue her dreams of the Paralympics. —  U.S. Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) President, Hope Hand, a 2000 Paralympic Equestrian

Park City's 2024 Paralympic hopeful, Genevieve Rohner.
Genevieve Rohner and Donut at Sage Creek Equestrian. Photo: Deborah Hickey, courtesy of Genevieve Rohner

In 2020, Rohner rode to first place in both her Emerging Athlete events at the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) hosted Adequan® 2020 Para Dressage Championships in Mill Spring, North Carolina led by Chef d’équipe, Michel Assouline.

Currently training with Annie Sweet at Sage Creek Equestrian, Genevieve has developed into an accomplished rider with her sights on representing the United States on Team USA at the 2024 Paralympics in Paris, France.

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