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Catford teen with Paralympic dreams stars at National Riding for the Disabled Junior Dressage Championship – London News Online

Sunday, 13 November, 2022

Catford teen with Paralympic dreams stars at National Riding for the Disabled Junior Dressage Championship – London News Online

A teenage horse rider with her eye on the 2028 paralympics in Los Angeles is pinning her hopes on a charity raising funds to find her a mount and pay for much-needed private lessons.

Thirteen-year-old Yasmina Bez, of Phoebe’s Place, Catford, recently showed her prowess on the saddle with a second place in a class of 30 at a dressage walk event at Penniwells Riding Centre for the Disabled in Borehamwood.

Her continuing signs of exceptional talents are all the more remarkable because she has Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) – a rare, inherited disease which causes progressive nervous system damage and movement problems which worsen over time.

Read more at: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/catford-teen-with-paralympic-dreams-aces-national-riding-for-the-disabled-junior-dressage-championship/

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