Anne Dunham

Anne first tried her hand at riding at age eight, but it wasn't until she could afford a horse at age the age of 40 that she began competing.

Aged 27, shortly after her daughter was born,  Anne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

During her para dressage career Anne has amassed an impressive collection of medals including;

  • Rio, 2016: Team Gold, Individual Silver, Freestyle Silver (LJT Lucas Normark)
  • Beijing, 2008: Team Gold, Individual Gold, Freestyle Silver (Teddy Edwards)
  • Athens, 2004: Team Gold
  • Sydney, 2000: Team Gold (borrowed horse)
  • Atlanta, 1996: Team Gold, Individual Bronze (borrowed horse)
  • Biography:

Anne joined the Horse Ranger Association as a young girl and during her school years, used to work at a local stable in her spare time. By the time she was 16 she was running a yard of 80 horses at weekends, but 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. She has been Chair and seen the progression of Epping Forest Association of Disabled People and Wiltshire and Swindon Users Network.

Anne, who now competes in Grade I events, made her Paralympic debut in 1996 when the sport first joined the programme. In 2003 she was awarded the British Dressage Outstanding Contribution Award for her services to Paralympic dressage, and was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year Honours.