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Fantastic Update from RS-tor Para Rider Emma Douglas

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Emma Douglas is one of RS-tor’s fabulous sponsored riders. Emma competes in para Dressage with her horses Apart; know as Solly, and Murphy, dubbed Cartoon Top Cat in the arena. In Para Dressage there are five grades or degrees of impairments allowing riders to compete fairly against each other. Grade 1A described those riders the most impaired whereas Grade 5 the most able. RS-tor rider Emma rides under Grade 2 as a result of L1 spinal injury resulting in incomplete paraplegia.

 

Emma is a big fan of the RS-tor Riding Safety Aid.

 

 

She says “I am an advocate of theRS-tor rider safety aid, which helps riders gain confidence in the saddle, boosts stability when riding, and helps prevent a rider being unseated. I use it all the time when training, as I believe it gives me the confidence to ride better, which helps me get the most from my training sessions, and in turn improve my competition scores! It is a great product for all riders who value their safety.”

 

Emma is a truly inspirational figure who has recently been recognised as true potential for the GB Team in the future as she has been invited to join the World Class Programme. In our latest blog we take a look at Emma’s recent news!

 

Emma says…

 

“Solly and I are well on our way into the spring season having had a relatively successful winter season, qualifying and competing at the winter regionals held at Patchetts Equestrian Centre in February. We then came 3rd at the Para Open Winter Championships held at Vale View in March!

 

We have been training hard since then, and have gained all the qualifying points required for the British Open Para Dressage Championships to be held at Hickstead Premier League at the end of June!

 

We were recently selected to represent the central region as part of the Central Red Kites at the Para Home International at the end of May – Hopefully we will be the dream team :)

 

I am feeling extremely lucky to be a part of the incredible World Class Programme with support and input from world class professionals who work along side the top athletes in Para Dressage! Solly and I have already started improving with hopes we will both reach our full potential in performance.

 

Another side of this amazing programme is the funding that is available through the National Lottery and UK sport and I have been very fortunate to have been able to start specialist neuro physio with Prime Physio in Cambridgeshire, which is allowing me to use standing frames and work on strengthening my bone density in my legs and build up my core strength!

 

I have been lucky to accepted onto the athlete inspire programme and so in turn I will be volunteering with the Youth Sport Trust which will be very exciting and rewarding to be able to inspire the next generation of athletes :)”

 

 

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