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Chiddingly woman hopes to ride in the Paralympics

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A woman who has spina bifida is hoping to compete in dressage at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio for the first time.

Jane Brymer, 58, from Chiddingly, will join other hopefuls at selection assessment days.

Athletes are self-funding until selected for Team GB so she is appealing for funding.

Jane said: “I am concentrating on the here and now and thinking forward in a positive manner.

“Try everything and give it your best shot and you’ll be surprised where you get to.”

Jane first sat on a horse aged three. She later rode with Hope in the Valley Riding for the Disabled, Plumpton, and has been competing since 1989.

Dressage is the only equestrian discipline at the Paralympics and is open to athletes with five different classes of disability.

Both men and women compete together performing different dressage routines depending on how they are classified.

She added: “My support team are amazing and do the things that I can’t do.”

To sponsor Jane, contact her: ashcott@btinternet.com

 

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