Paralympian & Disability Campaigner
This page is dedicated to Team Sophie, the collective name for all those people, horses and organisations who support Sophie in her current endeavours, Paris 2024 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 15,000+ Twitter followers. The second video is an interview following her triumph at the Rio Paralympics.
Gladstone, or William, is a 12 year old Stallion and is a familiar face in the para dressage world having been shortlisted for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. There are more photos and videos of Sophie's other horses in the Gallery or social media channels.
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 £1,400 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.