Lauren on her horse in Rio
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Lauren Barwick

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para equestrian

Hometown

Reddick, FL

Lauren Barwick was named to the Canadian team for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

She is one of Canada’s most successful equestrian athletes. A four-time Paralympian, she has won more medals at major games than any other Canadian rider to date. Her most exceptional results came at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where she earned individual gold and silver medals.

Barwick also brought home Canada’s only medals from the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games after earning individual silver and bronze.

In light of her incredible success, Barwick was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in 2015.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Summer
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London, England
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
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2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Barwick’s career highlight is the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where she won individual gold and silver medals. She was also on the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games teams.

 

PERSONAL

Prior to becoming a para-dressage athlete, Barwick was a professional stuntwoman in the film industry, specializing in horsemanship. In 2011, she guest starred as a former rodeo star on the Canadian television show, Heartland.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games – Grade II Freestyle – 6th

2016 Paralympic Games – Grade II Individual – 7th

2016 Paralympic Games – Grade II Team – 13th

2014 FEI World Equestrian Games – Grade II Freestyle – Silver

2014 FEI World Equestrian Games – Grade II Individual – Bronze

2014 FEI World Equestrian Games – Grade II Team – 2nd

2012 London Paralympic Games – Grade II Freestyle – 6th

2012 London Paralympic Games – Grade II Individual – 8th

2010 FEI World Equestrian Games – Grade II Freestyle Test – 4th

2010 FEI World Equestrian Games – Grade II Team Test – 4th

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Grade II Freestyle - Gold

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Grade II Individual – Silver

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Grade II Team – 2nd

2004 Athens Paralympic Games – Grade II Individual – 7th

2004 Athens Paralympic Games – Grade II Freestyle – 6th