Natasha Baker MBE 5 time Paralympic Equestrian Champion and 5 time European Champion
At the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Natasha won a remarkable three Gold medals, one in each of the events she competed in; Individual, Freestyle and Team Gold!
At London 2012 Natasha claimed Britain’s first equestrian gold medal of the Games, achieving a Paralympic record (76.857%) for her Grade II class in winning the Championship Test.
Natasha delivered again two days later in front of an impassioned home crowd, winning her second gold of London 2012. Her victory in the Freestyle event set yet another Paralympic record (82.800%) and she achieved her third personal best. As a result of her achievements at London 2012, Natasha became one of only 25 British Paralympians to be awarded an MBE by the Queen.
Natasha suffers from Transverse Myelitis, a condition that has left her with permanent nerve damage and severe weakness in her legs since contracting a virus at 14 months old. Natasha is unable to use her legs whilst riding, instructing her horses entirely through verbal commands and seat movements.
Aged 9, Natasha’s physio recommended that she applied to the local RDA. It was evident Natasha had a strong passion for the sport and after watching the Paralympics in Sydney 2000, she set herself the goal of one day becoming a Paralympic Champion.
In 2002, Natasha was selected for the World Class Programme and by 2005 had a string of National and International titles to her name including the Overall U21 International Champion. One of the most defining moments of her career came in 2009, when she discovered her mount Cabral at the yard of Christian Landolt. Together, Natasha and Cabral developed a unique bond, leading to a succession of international honours.
Natasha works tirelessly to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes and change the perception towards those with disabilities.
Millie Dumas is 24 yrs old & already has a wealth of experience behind her winning at many levels & has been on 2 Junior European Teams (2009 in Belgium & 2010 in Germany) and Young Rider Team Silver medalist 2013. Part of Team GBR in the Ireland/GB CIC*** challenge at Tattersalls 2012 and selected for the Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers 2012 and 2016. In 2011 was the winner of the Dodson & Horrell/Horse & Hound Young Rider Training Bursary. Winner Hartpury International CCI* Three Day Event 2012. Winner Tattersalls International CCI** u25 2014. Successfully completed Luhmuhlen CCI**** 2014. 4th Bramham CCI***u25 2015. Previously selected for 4 years onto the World Class Programme.
2017 sees an exciting new venture with an extended string of horses from youngsters starting out to top International level. Millie has produced many of the numerous horses herself from youngsters through to Advanced level, many on behalf of owners. It is wonderful to see so many of them when sold on to new homes continue with some outstanding successes including 2013 Junior European Individual Bronze medallist ‘Pioneer Silvie’.
Based at Rosamund Green Farm one of the UK’s leading Cross Country schooling centres. Specialise in producing and selling quality young horses.
Member of the World Class Development Programme. Been to 3 European Championships winning team silver 2013.
Currently has a string of 6 horses at all ages ranging from BE100 to International four star level. Also offers tuition in all 3 disciplines.