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MINNECI Barbara
Sport Para Equestrian Dressage
NOC Belgium   
GenderFemale
Born12 Jun 1969 in Brussels, BEL
Human Interest
Last Update
  18 Aug 2016
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment Acquired
Classification GRADE II
Further Personal Information
Residence Strombeek, BEL
Languages Dutch, English, French, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up Para equestrian in 2009 at age 40 in Brussels, Belgium.
Why this sport? The sport was her passion before her illness and she used it as part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team Ligue Handisport Francophone: Montignies-sur-Sambre, BEL
Name of coach Walter Van Haegenborgh [national], BEL
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Belgium
Location Belgium
General Interest
Most influential person in career Coach Sophie Baetens. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Ride every competition as if it was the last one and enjoy it." (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Impairment She had cancer between 1996 and 2004. She now has monoplegia [paralysis] in her left leg and muscle loss in her right leg. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Other information SIDE-SADDLE
Due to her impairment, she competes riding side-saddle. (Facebook profile, 15 Jul 2016)

Major Results
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 CH-EU-PED Moorsele (BEL) Freestyle Grade II Barilla 7  
2011 CH-EU-PED Moorsele (BEL) Ind. Championship Grade II Barilla 10 8
2009 CH-EU-PED Kristiansand (NOR) Ind. Championship Grade III BARILLA 5 4
2009 CH-EU-PED Kristiansand (NOR) Freestyle Grade III BARILLA 7  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 PG-PED London (GBR) Freestyle Grade II BARILLA 6  
2012 PG-PED London (GBR) Ind. Championship Grade II BARILLA 8 5

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 Freestyle CPEDI3* Moorsele (BEL) Grade II   BARILLA 1  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 Individual CPEDI3* Moorsele (BEL) Grade II   BARILLA 1  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 Team CPEDI3* Moorsele (BEL) Grade II   BARILLA   1
22.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 Freestyle CPEDI3* Deauville (FRA) Grade II   BARILLA 3  
22.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 Individual CPEDI3* Deauville (FRA) Grade II   BARILLA 5  
22.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 Team CPEDI3* Deauville (FRA) Grade II   BARILLA   3
30.08.2012 to 04.09.2012 Freestyle Paralympic Games London (GBR) Grade II   BARILLA 6  
30.08.2012 to 04.09.2012 Individual Paralympic Games London (GBR) Grade II   BARILLA 8  
30.08.2012 to 04.09.2012 Team Paralympic Games London (GBR) Grade II   BARILLA   5
12.04.2012 to 15.04.2012 Freestyle CPEDI3* Moorsele (BEL) Grade II   BARILLA 4  
12.04.2012 to 15.04.2012 Individual CPEDI3* Moorsele (BEL) Grade II   BARILLA 7  
12.04.2012 to 15.04.2012 Team CPEDI3* Moorsele (BEL) Grade II   BARILLA   6
30.03.2012 to 01.04.2012 Freestyle CPEDI3* Deauville (FRA) Grade II   BARILLA 2  
30.03.2012 to 01.04.2012 Individual CPEDI3* Deauville (FRA) Grade II   BARILLA 3  
30.03.2012 to 01.04.2012 Team CPEDI3* Deauville (FRA) Grade II   BARILLA   2
27.01.2012 to 29.01.2012 Freestyle CPEDI3* Santi Marti de Vell (ESP) Grade II   BARILLA 2  
27.01.2012 to 29.01.2012 Individual CPEDI3* Santi Marti de Vell (ESP) Grade II   BARILLA 3  
27.01.2012 to 29.01.2012 Team CPEDI3* Santi Marti de Vell (ESP) Grade II   BARILLA   2
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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