Thursday, August 14, 2008

Great Cheverell: A Cluster of Big Pins on the Olympic World Map

One little town in Wiltshire, England can claim that almost one percent of its residents are Olympic athletes!

What might really throw you, though, is that they are there representing three different countries!

Great Cheverell, population 588, may have more horses than people. It is the home of Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks, who won the silver team medal in eventing...for Australia. Their training center, called Rosegarth, is home to 30 horses that they or their students are training.

One of the Fredericks' students is Alex Hua Tian, the first eventing competitor ever from China; he is a student at Eton College.

Great Cheverell is also the home of British dressage team rider Jane Gregory who rode yesterday in the team dressage.

© 2008 by Fran Jurga, WorldRides and All rights reserved.

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