Name: Kate Shoemaker
Sport: Equestrian
Discipline(s): Dressage Equestrian
Event(s): Para Dressage with Solitaer 40
Classification: Grade IV
DOB: 8/25/1987
Hometown: Eagle, Idaho
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020); One-time Paralympic Medalist (1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze (team dressage), 6th (grade IV individual freestyle test), 7th (grade IV individual test)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – bronze (grade IV freestyle)
  • Years of participation: 2018
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2018 (grade IV freestyle)
Personal: Rides in Grade IV competitions due to white matter lesions from periventricular ischemia causing motor control dysfunction, muscle weakness, and spasms on the right side of her body...She compensates for the loss of three planes of motion control in her ankle with an ankle foot orthosis (brace) and uses special rein stops for added rein control...With multiple top finishes in CPEDI3* competition in 2018, Shoemaker was named to her first FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team with Solitaer 40...In 2021, she swept the Grade IV classes and helped earn two Perrigo CPEDI3* team wins at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival.