American dressage champion Courtney King Dye has been on a long and difficult journey to recovery since the riding accident two years ago that put her in a month-long coma. Throughout her recovery, she has stated that her long-term goal is to ride and compete at the top level again. Recently, she started on the track of para-equestrian competition. She is ranked at 1A, where riders compete at the walk only.
Sport horse supporter Jane Clark purchased Buddy for King Dye to ride. Clark has owned internationally-competitive horses in dressage, show jumping and combined driving, and Buddy will be her first Paralympics prospect.
In order to pay for as much of Buddy’s expenses as possible, King Dye has set up a fund called “Courtney’s Quest.” For a $100 donation, fans will receive regular journal entries from Courtney detailing her journey with Buddy toward her Paralympic goals.
For more information, visit King Dye’s blog at ckddressage.com.