Para Dressage Rider, Johanne Picken looks back and updates us on the progress of her dream.
Some of you will remember back in November 2013 when I introduced Johanne Picken to you. My blog post, called ‘As Long as you have Passion, You are Unstoppable’ created quite a reaction due to the struggles Johanne had overcome simply to be in the saddle. I caught up with Johanne again recently. Here’s her memories of where she was back then … Continue reading Para Dressage – I can, I will, End of Story
Some of you may remember the very inspiring blog post that I did back in November 2013 called ‘As Long As You Have Passion You Are Unstoppable” which featured aspiring para rider Johanne Picken. Turns out Johanne is unstoppable. I recently caught up with Joanne and she has an update for us …
Hi everyone! In the last blog I wrote for Patricia, I told the story of how I found my best friend/teammate/soulmate/horse in a million, Loriot. I also touched upon my various health problems and the challenges I have as a rider because of them.I had applied to be graded for Para rider status and also to join my local RDA group. I’m pleased to report that I’m now a Grade III Para Dressage rider, and will be riding with my local RDA group as of January 2016. Until then, I have been getting regular training sessions with a trainee para coach to continue improving my riding.
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