We’ve had wonderful news from DBF Ambassador, Mari Akhurst, a hugely committed and talented Para Dressage rider who is aiming for the top with her ambition to ride for Team GB in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Mari was competing with her young horse, Bear, at the weekend and had the deserved joy of seeing her 4-legged protegé repaying all her hard work and faith in him by reaching new heights. Read on for Mari’s report on a fantastically successful weekend for Bear and Team Mari!
Mari has Cerebral Palsy, hyper mobility and lax ligaments. Her CP affects all four limbs and has left her weaker down her left side than her right. As a result, her coordination, balance and muscle tone are all affected. She has recently suffered a deterioration in her condition and her success is the result of enormous courage, commitment and determination. She is an inspiration and couldn’t deserve her success more.
A new venture for Mari is Motivational Speaking and I can’t think of anyone better qualified to inspire and motivate others. You can find out more via the link below.