Alumni: Georgia Wilson Clinches Silver at European Para Dressage Championships
September 6, 2023

Georgia Wilson, a former pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has once again demonstrated her exceptional skills in Para Dressage by securing a Silver Medal at the European Championships in Germany.

At Rydal Penrhos, our alumni serve as an enduring source of inspiration to current pupils, showcasing the heights of achievement that can be reached with dedication and determination.

One of the greatest examples from recent years is Georgia Wilson. Her journey in Para Dressage began at the age of two when she started riding to improve her balance, following a physiotherapist’s advice. This humble start has now led Georgia to international acclaim, and Rydal Penrhos could not be prouder.

In the recent European Para Dressage Championships, Georgia Wilson’s performance was nothing short of spectacular. Riding her horse, Sakura, she achieved an impressive score of 72.966%, a testament to her remarkable talent and dedication.

Georgia executed an exceptional routine, earning a well-deserved Silver Medal. This achievement follows on from her outstanding success at the Tokyo Paralympics. During the games, which were delayed a year by the Covid pandemic, Georgia secured two bronze medals for Team GB in the Grade II Championship Test and Grade II Freestyle Test.

Georgia’s Paralympic success was even more remarkable considering she stepped in at the last minute to replace eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen, and even had to compete with a younger backup horse. Her unwavering determination and remarkable skill were evident throughout the competition, solidifying her position as a rising star in Para Dressage.

As Georgia Wilson’s star continues to rise in the world of Para Dressage, her journey serves as a reminder to Rydal Penrhos pupils that with dedication and perseverance, they can make their dreams a reality.

Congratulations again to Georgia on her Silver Medal; we eagerly look forward to reporting her future triumphs on the international stage!