Olympic & Paralympic Disciplines Para-Equestrian Dressage

Rider Anne Dunham

D.O.B September 1948

Lives Wiltshire

Anne Dunham Biography

Competition Grade

Grade Ia

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.

Disability

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.

Championship history

2011 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual Gold and Individual Freestyle Gold (Grade Ia) (Teddy Edwards)
2010 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold, Individual Silver and Individual Freestyle Bronze (Grade Ia) (Teddy Edwards)
2008 Paralympic Games: Team Gold,  Individual Gold  and Individual Silver Freestyle (Grade Ia) (Teddy Edwards)
2007 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold, Individual Freestyle Silver (Grade Ia)
2004 Paralympic Games: Team Gold
2003 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold, Individual Gold and Individual Freestyle Gold
2002 European Championships: Individual Silver and Individual Freestyle Silver (Grade I)