Paralympian & Disability Campaigner

Team Sophie

 

This page is dedicated to Team Sophie, the collective name for all those people, horses and organisations who support Sophie in her current endeavours, Tokyo 2020 and Next Generation Legacy, and those who have supported Sophie in her past Paralympic journey. The Proven Equation video, made by the BBC for 2016 edition of Sports Personality of the Year, is a short introduction to Sophie and some of her achievements. The following two videos offer a more in-depth profile of Sophie. The first is a Q&A session recorded in early 2018 where she answers questions posted from her 14,000+ Twitter followers. The second video is an interview following her triumph at the Rio Paralympics. 

 

The Horses

Die Furstin, or Stella, is showing that age is but a number. At only 7 years old she already knows her job! Stella is Sophie's 7th Championship horse having competed on a different horse at each of the previous 4 Paralympic Games. There are more photos and videos of Stella and Sophie's other horses in the Gallery or social media channels.

 

The Sponsors

Being an equestrian athlete is extremely expensive. Sophie relies on staff to look after her horses daily, and has to pay at least a coach and a carer to come with her to training and competitions. Training and livery costs are at least £1,265 per horse per month, even before competition costs. For this reason, it would be impossible for her to compete without the help of sponsors and Team Sophie. If you feel you have a product or service that Sophie could benefit from then please feel free to contact us. Also if you'd like Sophie to endorse, sponsor or support your business at an event please contact us via our contact page or consider joining the membership club whose members get "Gold" access to speaking engagements. Sophie would like to thank the following businesses for their support. 

 

Meet the Team

Trainer, grooms, farrier, vet, stable manager, carers, physio, doctors, assistant, business partner, friends, parents, partner and many many more make up the broad, eclectic and fun team that help and support Sophie to achieve what she does. They are professional, good at what they do and a nice bunch to have around, especially when times get tough. Thank you to each and every one.   

 

2018-19 Competition Results

Sophie will be competing in a series of competitions and GB team selection events throughout the season with the aim of preparing Harry for life at the major competitions and to qualify for Tokyo. The Story and results so far is captured in the gallery below.

 
 

Gallery

Enjoy images and videos of Sophie's journey so far. Click the larger image to expand and play videos. More content is made available via social media channels.