“I would like to personally thank my sponsor The Injured Jockeys fund for their continued support and making my dreams possible”
"Kick on and don't hold back! ”
Ed Chanin – Para Equestrian Rider
“Despite his severe disabilities this hasn’t stopped him riding at the highest levels in para dressage.”
Former jump jockey and show jumper Edward Chanin is an immensely talented and extremely popular para dressage rider from Devon.
Before Ed became a para dressage rider, he had started his career as an amateur jockey. He rode in several point to points and had his sole winner under rules at Exeter Racecourse in October 2001 riding Gunther McBride in an amateur riders novice hurdle race. Two months later he suffered very serious head and back injuries while jump schooling a racehorse at trainer Philip Hobbs yard in Somerset leaving him paralysed down his right-hand side. Ed still has limited motability, and despite his severe disabilities this hasn’t stopped him riding at the highest levels in para dressage. Ed’s motto in life is “kick on and don’t hold back.” He is proving a real inspiration which is not surprising to all who know him. With his horse My Rubicon, a 17.1 hh Hanoverian, he consistently scores impressive results. This has led to selection onto the Paralympic Inspiration Programme in 2012 which gave Ed and fellow Paralympians access to tools which enable them to understand the unique environment of paralympic games. This means that should he fulfil his dream and ambition of riding for Great Britain in a Paralympics he will be fully prepared for the experience.
Please keep reading to find out more about Ed and his incredible journey.
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