Blind dressage rider aiming for Rio 2016
from Horse & Country
Verity Smith has ridden all her life and competed in showjumping until her mid-teens, when she lost her sight due to a rare genetic disorder. This was when she decided to take up dressage – and is now aiming for the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Verity has already competed for Para Team GB as well as in able-bodied events, and was hoping to represent her country at London 2012. However she lost her competition horse to cancer, which meant she was unable to take part in the qualifying events.
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