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Terrorism took her legs … a horse saved her life

By |2021-08-31T12:12:12+00:00August 31st, 2021|In The News|

On the morning of March 22, 2016, Béatrice de Lavalette walked into the departure hall at Brussels Airport pulling a hot pink bag behind her. Continue Reading Article Yahoo Sports(2021, August 24) Terrorism took her legs … a horse saved her life https://sports.yahoo.com/terrorism-took-her-legs-a-horse-saved-her-life-140547601.html

Brilliant Beatrice Targets Tokyo Podium

By |2021-08-31T11:03:17+00:00August 31st, 2021|In The News|

Among the debutantes at this year’s Tokyo Paralympic Games, few have as dramatic and horrific a back story as Team USA’s Grade II Para Dressage athlete, Beatrice de Lavalette. Continue Reading Article NBC(2021, August 24) Brilliant Beatrice Targets Tokyo Podium https://www.fei.org/stories/sport/dressage/brilliant-beatrice-targets-tokyo-podium

Beatrice de Lavalette lost her legs in a terror attack. Now, she’s competing in the Paralympics

By |2021-08-25T09:27:41+00:00August 25th, 2021|In The News|

US Paralympic dressage equestrian Beatrice de Lavalette was 17 years old when she was at Brussels' Zaventem Airport when a terror attack cost her legs, but she didn't let that stop her equestrian dreams. Now, she's at Tokyo 2020. Continue Reading Article CNN (2021, August 20) Beatrice de Lavalette lost her legs in a terror [...]

I Am US Equestrian: I Feel Free

By |2021-11-22T06:57:31+00:00July 22nd, 2021|In The News|

Horses have always been a mainstay of Bea de Lavalette’s life. Her devotion to horses, and their importance in her life, was never more clear than in 2016. Bea, then 17, was caught up in a terrorist attack at the Zaventem International Airport in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, 2016, which resulted in the loss [...]

U.S. Para-equestrian team member heading to Tokyo Olympics

By |2021-07-22T18:32:58+00:00July 20th, 2021|In The News|

Beatrice "Bea" De Lavalette, a Paralympian, and Dr. Joanna Frantz, from Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers join us to talk about Bea's journey from recovery to becoming a member of the U.S. Para-equestrian team. Continue Reading Article Morning Show (2021, July 20) U.S. Para-equestrian team member heading to Tokyo Olympics. News 4 Jax. https://beaparathlete.org/u-s-para-equestrian-team-member-heading-to-tokyo-olympics/ [...]

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Para Dressage Team for Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

By |2021-07-13T11:00:48+00:00July 2nd, 2021|In The News|

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the four athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected to the U.S. Para Dressage Team for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 alongside one direct reserve and two team alternates. Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline and Team Leader Laureen Johnson will lead the team in Tokyo. Paralympic equestrian competition is set to [...]

Five years after the Brussels attacks, Béatrice de Lavalette is preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games

By |2021-07-13T11:00:56+00:00March 23rd, 2021|In The News|

It was five years ago , on the morning of March 22, 2016, Béatrice de Lavalette was 17 years old, she was preparing to take the plane at Brussels airport to find her family in the United States. But that day, terrorists from the Islamic State organization set off three bombs, one of which exploded a few meters [...]

Five years after the attacks of March 22, Béatrice de Lavalette is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics

By |2021-07-13T11:01:31+00:00March 21st, 2021|In The News|

Beatrice De Lavalette was only 17 when the bombs exploded at Brussels National Airport. She was due to join her family in Florida for the holidays. That day, his injuries were so severe that both of his legs had to be amputated below the knees. But his dreams and passions have remained alive and well. Today, she trains for [...]

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