10.01.12

The Passing of Jonathan Wentz 1990-2012

Posted in 2010 Games, Disciplines, Para-Dressage at 8:18 pm by Thomas

I am always confounded when an individual passes in the horse world that I did not know personally but at least knew of through their successes. I first want to send my thoughts and prayers to his family, I wish I had had the chance to know your son personally but I have no doubt the horse world was a better place because of his participation. I think I can safely say that Jonathan Wentz was a horse person first, Equestrian second and a person with a disability some where further down a list with many other things coming before it. I think it is also fair to say that Jonathan was able to accomplish a number of his dreams, namely competing in the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2012 London Summer Para-Olympics all by the age of 21.  So Thank You Jonathan for just being yourself and proving that any so called disability does not define who we are as human beings.

For a more in depth article on Jonathan check out the photos and article by Lindsay Yosay McCall on the United States Para-Equestrian Associations website.

Thomas Demond