Amanda Shirtcliffe – Para dressage

P1140202 copy 2After only six months of being back in the saddle, highly successful para-dressage rider Amanda Shirtcliffe was selected to ride for Team GB in 2013.

Amanda was diagnosed with Dystonia in 2012 (an incurable neurological movement disorder) and months of rehab and physio followed. Amanda’s condition dramatically effects movement of both legs and her right arm but Amanda finds that riding helps to improve her mobility and strength.  Not happy just to pop around the school, Amanda’s drive and competitive nature has seen a long list of championship wins in both para and able bodied competitions through 2014, and she has her sights firmly set on selection for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Para Olympic Games and WEG in 2018.

IMG_0515Amanda added ‘I admit that my badly behaved limbs caused by Dystonia means I manage to duck out of most yard duties, but that makes me even more acute to making sure my horses and yard managers are impressed with the products they use every day, and both are loving Raviera Pro. When a product is this good, representing the brand is an easy decision.’