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

Valerius owned by the athlete

 

Sophie Wells MBE

Biography

Sophie started riding at the age of eight at her local riding school and took up non-disabled 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 a non-disabled 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 received an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list, topping-off a fantastic year that saw Sophie take Team gold, and two Individual silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She has won six medals for Great Britain with her Rio partner, competing at the 2013 and 2015 European and 2014 World Championships.

COMPETITION GRADE

Grade IV

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015 Senior European Championships: Team Gold, Individual Silver & Individual Freestyle Silver (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)