ABOUT

About Izzy

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Izzy was born in Leeds in September 2000 and lives with her parents, 2 younger sisters, 5 dogs and 2 Siamese cats!

Izzy began riding when she was just 2 yrs old as her mum had always loved horses, and it served as a form of physiotherapy, teaching her to balance and use her right hand and leg. Izzy was diagnosed before she was one with right sided hemiplegia. When Izzy was 4 she got her 1st pony, a cute but naughty Welsh Section A called Widget and hasn’t looked back since. She only started doing some dressage when she was 11 on her 13.2 pony called Dunkie. They did a few unaffiliated competitions and trailblazers and quickly fell in love with the sport!

Having been inspired by London 2012 Izzy got classified for para dressage and in 2013 began competing Coco a 14.2 loan pony. Izzy won the talent development competition at the festival of dressage, and competed at Hickstead, the para and BYRDS Home Internationals, and the KBIS National Championships.
Izzy trained with Angela Weiss, who is the squad coach to the World Class Podium Potential and Excel squads, from 2013-2015.

Izzy has been training with her mentor Sophie Wells on her amazing horses since Cocos retirement. She has been working with Sophie since early 2013 helping her to grow and develop as a rider, teaching her how to deal with everything from nerves to all aspects of training, competing, and growing up!

In December 2014 Izzy was accepted onto the BEF UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class para dressage Podium Potential Programme, an amazing opportunity for which Izzy is very grateful. In August 2015 Coco retired from competition and Izzy was lucky enough to compete on two of Sophie Wells amazing horses, Pinocchio and Touchdown (see horses) , with whom she had great fun and success on, becoming grade 4 National Champion with both , and named reserve for the European Championships in 2017 and the World Equestrian Games in 2018 with Touchdown! Izzy and Touchy also competed up to PSG level together.

Both gorgeous boys are now happily retired and Izzy’s journey continued on Bolly from 2018-2019 (See horses page) and on Showfox from 2019-2021.

Izzy hopes to campaign and compete at the European Championships, World Equestrian Games and is aiming for Paris 2024.