Anne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis shortly after her daughter was born when she was 27 and has been wheelchair bound since she was 30.
Anne recalls having always been around horses and joined the Horse Ranger Association as a young girl. During her school years, Anne used to work at a local stable in her spare time and, by the time she was 16, she was running a yard of 80 horses at weekends.
It wasn’t until she was 40 and her husband sold his business that she finally became a horse owner and had the opportunity to compete. They bought a farm in Wales and turned it into a holiday home and riding school.
In 2003, Anne was awarded the British Dressage Outstanding Contribution Award for her services to Paralympic dressage. Anne has won 12 gold as well as countless silver and bronze medals at World, European and Paralympic level.
2008 saw Anne bring home a team gold medal from the Bejing Paralympic Games, her fourth successive team gold; she also returned with an Individual Gold - Grade Ia and Individual Silver - Grade Ia Freestyle.
Anne won team gold, individual silver (grade Ia) and individual freestyle bronze (grade Ia) medals at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. 2011 saw Anne selected to represent Great Britain again for the European Championships - where, after producing great tests, she returned with three medals - all of which were gold (team and two individual medals in the grade Ia individual and freestyle tests).
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Most admired rider(s) :
Carl Hester & Pammy Hutton
Most admired sportsman/woman (non-equestrian):
Tanni Grey Thompson.
Best advice you’ve ever been given:
“You only get out of life what you put into it” and “do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”.