Showjumper Simon is going for Gold

October 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

As the first Show Jumping Centre in the South East, we are delighted to welcome a new rider to our team. Simon Blight is a Kent based Para-Equestrian who started riding at the age of three at his local riding school. Falling in love with horses and jumping, Simon pursued his dream of becoming a successful show jumper. As a young man Simon competed while managing yards specialising
in horses with behavioural problems. Then, in his mid-thirties, Simon unexpectedly developed Multiple Sclerosis and nearly lost everything. Simon’s family and some very good friends rallied round and between them they have helped Simon to get back in the saddle. Starting slowly, he began competing in local dressage shows. Having bought a young dressage horse, Don Rico, Simon competed in Para-Equestrian classes and qualified for the winter championship. In June this year Simon and Don Rico were selected for the Home International and were highly placed. Also in June Simon started jumping again and with his old show jumper, Causeway’s Carrick Boy, competed in the National Para Club Championships in August, taking first place in the 80cm Category 2. Simon and his team are now aiming for the GB squad. They bought another horse, Don Fernandes, last Christmas with the dream of making the next Paralympics in Rio.
simon at bishop's burton