1. What’s your biggest achievement / Something you’re proud of yourself for?
“For me it’s winning the first ever Olympic/Paralympic medals in Equestrian sport in South Africa. I won 2 silver medals in the 2004 Athens Paralympics and then 2 gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Paralmpics!! I remember a Russian rider coming to me after my gold medals and thanking me and at the time I didn’t understand until she told me I had given her hope. If someone could come all the way from South Africa and still achieve my goal she could also do it!“
2. What’s your biggest fear / something that holds you back?
“I always doubt myself and on a bigger scale I doubt my ability. It has always been a huge stumbling block for me and I know it’s something that holds me back. I am trying to work on it!!“
3. What’s your biggest contribution / Something you like to share?
“I’ve always said: “Never let anyone put limits on your dreams”. After my accident the doctors told me I would never ride again. How dare they? They didn’t know me as a person or what drives me, so who is to say what I can and can’t achieve? If you can dream something, you can do it and it may not be easy but nothing in life that is easy is worth it!!”
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