Good luck to team GB!

15 May 2011

Next month, Great Britain’s Special Olympics Equestrian team will be travelling to Athens to compete in the Special Olympic World Games under the guidance of Oaklands College very own Business Manager, Sarah Moreland who is the official Team GB Coach.

The Special Olympic Games start on June 25 and Sarah is travelling to Athens with a team of five athletes who have been working hard to compete in the disciplines of Dressage, Pre-Caprilli, Horse Care and Trail, an obstacle course.

Overall, 280 people are travelling from Great Britain to compete in the Games.

Sarah decided to apply for the role of Coach following the Leicester Special Olympic Games in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. Sarah also runs the popular Oaklands College Riding for the Disabled Group that meets on a weekly basis.

Sarah Moreland, Pathway Manager for Business and ICT at Oaklands College, said: “Training has gone well. The athletes have trained hard and participated in special national training camps. I am confident that the athletes will be successful and my training has focused on the motto: ‘let me win but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.’

“One of the big challenges for the athletes will be that they are riding unknown horses, but they are all excited to be competing in the Marco Polo Equestrian Olympic Stadium.”

Zoe Hancock, Principal of Oaklands College, comments: “I am very proud of Sarah’s hard work and wish her and the team the best of luck for Athens in June. We will be following their progress keenly and hope that all of the athletes have a fantastic and valuable time.”