LATEST NEWS FROM ED
July 12, 2014 – Yesterday and today we competed at Hartpury International 3*** Para dressage, and scored over 63% on both days. I couldn’t be more please with Roddy.
Thank you to my team who support me as without them none of my training or competitions would be possible: Injured Jockeys’ Fund, Brinicombe Equine, Phillip Carr, farrier, S l Chanin carpentry, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Unicorn Saddlery.
June 30, 2014 – I am delighted that I will be performing a dressage masterclass at Barbury International this Sunday. I will be in the main arena at 12.30pm along side Laura Collett on former jump racing star Kauto Star.
For tickets and more information please visit www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk
June 29, 2014 What a great trip to Hickstead this weekend! Roddy and I were third in the Para Summer Dressage Championships in the individual championship test.
Former jump jockey and show jumper Ed Chanin is an immensely talented and extremely popular para dressage rider from Devon.
With his horse My Rubicon , a 17.1hh Hanoverarian, he consistently scores impressive results. This has led to selection onto the Paralympic Inspiration Programme which gives Ed and fellow Paralympians access to tools which enable them to understand the unique environment of a Paralympic Games, This means that should he fulfill his dream and ambition of riding for Great Britain at Rio, 2016 he will be fully prepared for the experience.
Before Ed became a para dressage rider he had a burgeoning career as an amateur jockey. He rode several point-to-point winners and his sole winner Rules came at Exeter Racecourse in October 2001 when Gunther McBride won an amateur riders’ novices’ hurdle race.
Two months later he suffered very serious head and back injuries from a schooling fall at the yard trainer Philip Hobbs leaving him right side paralysed down the right side. Ed still has limited mobility, but this hasn’t stopped him riding at the highest levels in para dressage – despite his severe disabilities, Ed’s motto in life is: “Kick on and don’t hold back.”
He’s proving a true inspiration, which isn’t surprising to all who know him. Having been on a life support machine for Christmas 2001, when he finally returned home for respite the following June he said: “What more could I want, I have my life,” when his family asked if he would like a summer Christmas celebration.
Please keep reading to find out more about Ed and his incredible journey, and how you may be able to help him.