Sophie Christiansen
GBR

Sophie Christiansen

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FEI World Individual Para-Dressage Ranking
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Sophie CHRISTIANSEN is a British athlete and competes in Para-Equestrian Dressage.

Competing forGreat Britain - GBR
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Statistics

Dressage

Para Dressage

Number of starts: 57
Number of wins: 45
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Year2016
Year Venue Horse Individual Rank Team Rank
2012  Para-Equestrian Games London Janeiro 6 1
2012  Para-Equestrian Games London Janeiro 6 1
Discipline: Born: 1997 Studbook: Sex: Gelding Last Ride: 2016 Current owner: Sophie Christiansen GBR
Discipline: Para-Equestrian Dressage Born: 2007 Studbook: DWB Sex: Mare Last Ride: 2016 Current owner: Mrs Diane Joan Redfern GBR
Discipline: Para-Equestrian Dressage Born: 1998 Studbook: OLDBG Sex: Stallion Last Ride: 2010 Current owner: The Berkeley Group PLC GBR
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
16/09/2016 Rio de Janeiro RJ PG-PED Grade Ia Athene LIndebjerg 1
16/09/2016 Rio de Janeiro RJ PG-PED Team Class - Team Classification Athene LIndebjerg 1
15/09/2016 Rio de Janeiro RJ PG-PED Grade Ia Athene LIndebjerg 1
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
FEI Para-Dressage Paralympic Individual Ranking 1 1683
FEI World Individual Para-Dressage Ranking 111 557
FEI World Individual Para-Dressage Ranking - Grade I 28 557
Biography
General Interest
Hero / Idol British wheelchair racer Tanni Grey-Thompson, British para-dressage riders Lee Pearson and Nicola Tustain. (horsehero.com, 06 Apr 2011; equestrianteamgbr.co.uk, 06 Apr 2011)
Injuries She had an operation on her hip in January 2014. The surgery kept her out of action for three months. (telegraph.co.uk, 22 Aug 2014)

She broke her left collarbone after falling during a demonstration ride in September 2013. The accident happened after her horse Janeiro 6 was frightened by a noise from the crowd. (paralympic.org, 22 Sep 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair." [Nelson Mandela] (horsehero.com, 06 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours In recognition of her equestrian success and services to Paralympic sport, she was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in 2009, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [OBE] in 2013, and then Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [CBE] in 2017. (huffingtonpost.co.uk, 29 Aug 2013; horsehero.com, 06 Apr 2011; paralympic.org, 31 Dec 2016)

In 2015 she was presented with a Woman of the Future Award in the sport category. (horseandhound.co.uk, 29 Oct 2015)

In 2008 she was awarded the Vivien Batchelor Trophy for the most outstanding rider under age 25 by the British Equestrian Writers' Association [BEWA]. (britishdressage.co.uk, 2009)

She was named BBC London's 2004 Disabled Athlete of the Year in recognition of her performance at the Paralympic Games in Athens. (britishdressage.co.uk, 2009)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked