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Beatrice de Lavalette

Paralympian 2020

Beatrice deLavalette looks on in her official USA coat
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Beatrice deLavalette smiles from a top her horse
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Wellington, FL


British School of Brussels (Tervuren, Belgium)

classification: Grade II

De Lavalette is the most critically injured survivor of the Brussels Airport terrorist bombing on March 22, 2016...She was 17 years old at the time of the attack...A rider from the age of three, Beatrice has never given up...Five months after suffering massive internal injuries, second and third degree burns, a spinal cord injury, and the amputation of both lower legs, she was back on her beloved mare, Delegada X...Her courage and grit helped her return to school in September 2016, compete in her first para-equestrian show in April 2017, and graduate on time with her class in June 2017...Shares her incredible story as a motivational speaker...In January 2019, she was a featured speaker at the Equestrian Businesswomen Summit in West Palm Beach, Fla...She is a student at the University of San Diego and trains with Shayna Simon Dressage at Shannon and Steffen Peters’ Arroyo Del Mar...Wants to start a company that makes affordable adaptive sports equipment.

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