Sophie Wells MBE
Rider Sophie Wells MBE
D.O.B May 1990
Lives Nottinghamshire
Horses

C Fatal Attraction owned by Charlotte Hogg

 

Sophie Wells MBE

Biography

Sophie started riding at the age of eight at her local riding school and took up able-bodied dressage at the age of twelve. In 2008 she became the first para-equestrian dressage rider to win a non-disabled international competition, after she finished first in the junior international class at the Hickstead under-21 international.

She was the first para-equestrian dressage rider to compete on both an able-bodied junior team and the para-equestrian dressage team in the same year (2010) competing on the dressage Young Rider European team, as well as being selected as part of the World Equestrian Games para-equestrian dressage squad.

Sophie was selected for her first Paralympic Games in London 2012 where she won Team Gold along with Silvers in the Individual and Freestyle competitions. She was also picked for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio where she took Individual Gold and Freestyle Silver and helped the team defend their Team Gold. Sophie received an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list for her achievements in para-dressage.

Last year Sophie helped the team to a seventh consecutive European team title and took freestyle gold and individual silver. 

This will be Sophie’s third World Equestrian Games and her third championships with C Fatal Attraction. 

COMPETITION GRADE

Grade V

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2017 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual Silver, Freestyle Gold (IV) (C Fatal Attraction)
2016 Paralympic Games: Team Gold, Individual Gold, Individual Freestyle Silver (IV) (Valerius)
2015 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual Silver & Individual Freestyle Silver (IV) (C Fatal Attraction)
2014 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold, Individual & Freestyle Silver (IV) (Valerius)
2013 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual & Freestyle Gold (IV) (Valerius)
2012 Paralympic Games: Team Gold, Individual & Freestyle Silver (IV) (Pinocchio)
2011 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (IV) (Valerius)
2010 World Equestrian Games: Individual and Freestyle Gold (IV) (Pinocchio)
2009 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (IV) (Pinocchio)
2008 Paralympic Games – reserve (Touchdown II)