Rebecca Hart


Name: Rebecca Hart
Sport: Equestrian
Discipline(s): Dressage Equestrian
Event(s): Individual, Team (with Schroeters Romani)
Classification: ll
Height: 5-5
Weight: 123
DOB: 10/26/1984
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hometown: Erie, Pa.
High School: Villa Maria Academy (Erie, Pa.) ’03
College: Pennsylvania State University ’09, Business
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: 9th (individual championship), 7th (freestyle), 5th (team dressage), 12th (Championship)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 5th (freestyle), 7th (team dressage), 11th (Championship)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, 4th (freestyle), 10th (team dressage), 12th (Championship)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Team Gold medalist with Schroeters Romani at the Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* and Grade II Individual Champion with Schroeters Romani
  • Placed second in the 2015 Grade II Team Test and Individual Team Test with Schroeters Romani at the Überherrn,Germany CPEDI3*
  • Won the 2015 Grade II Team Test with Schroeters Romani at the Hartpury, UK CPEDI3*
Personal: Hart got involved with the Paralympic movement in 1998 at a regional competition in Atlanta, Georgia. It was at that competition that she decided she wanted to aim for international competition. She purchased her first horse and began to train for national and international competition. Hart was born with a rare genetic disease called hereditary spastic paraplegia, a progressive impairment that causes muscle wasting and paralysis from the middle of the back down....Daughter of Sue Dobson and Terry Hart… Has one sister, Katie, and one brother, Jordan…Enjoys kayaking, sailing, camping and rock climbing…Works with the Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Foundation to work toward bringing awareness about HSP..Also works with the children dealing with HSP.

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