Sunday, 6 May 2012

GB Rider Profile; Anne Dunham

Today's GB Rider Profile is going to be on Paralympic rider Anne Dunham. Anne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 27. She has been around horses since a young age but it wasn't until she was 40 that she got her own horse and had the opportunity to compete. She is now 63 years old and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

In 2003 Anne was given the British Dressage Outstanding Contribution award for her services to Paralympic dressage. She has won 12 gold medals at World and European level. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Anne won a team gold medal along with an individual gold and individual silver. In the 2011 European Championships she wont three gold medals. 

She has two good horses currently. One is Teddy and it has been said that together they epitomise the world "partnership". Anne is graded 1a, which is the most disabled group. The tests are ridden in walk and must be rhythmical, accurate and in complete harmony. 

Love Laura

1 comment:

Wolfie said...

Lovely post. Stories like this are truly inspirational.

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