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.
Olivia is a 15-year-old Pony FEI International dressage rider for Great Britain.
Olivia has been riding since she was 3 years old and worked her way up through pony club and BYRDS Northern and she has been representing Great Britain at Pony FEI level since 2017.
In 2015 when Olivia was 12, her family bought a young 6 year old pony called Leo (Brouwershaven’s Viceroy) from Holland who was at Novice level and had never competed before. Olivia trained Leo to FEI level herself, with the help of her trainers Andrew Fletcher and Darryl Thickitt.
In 2018 Olivia and Leo were selected for the Keysoe CDIP and had many successful premier leaugues, including a double win in the Team and Individual tests at Sheepgate premier leaugue. In July 2018 they were also selected for Hickstead International to represent Great Britain and achieved 2nd in the individual test as well as a win in the Kür Freestyle to Music.
In 2019 Olivia aims to continue competing Leo internationally.