You could not find four people more resilient, inspiring or deserving of this award.
Each with their own individual story to tell, all of whom have overcome great adversity and gone on not only to achieve personal successes but also to inspire people worldwide...
Felicia Grimmenhag (SWE) // ATHLETE
The embodiment of resilience, 23 year old Felicia suffered an accident aged 17 while driving her moped. Her heart stopped for 15 minutes and she was clinically dead. Despite losing a lot of blood and both her legs, 10 weeks after the accident she was up on a horse again.
Three years ago after watching the Swedish Para Equestrian Team she set her sights fully on competitive riding again, starting with both dressage & western riding. Now Felicia is competing at an international level in Para-Dressage, as a member of the Swedish team that inspired her back into riding.
During the Longines FEI European Championships in her home country. Felicia and her horse Tarot E scored a personal best in every competition undeterred by only having Tarot E for 7 months before their Championship debut and it only being their 5th competition together. A feat made even more incredible by the fact Felicia’s very first international competition was in late April this year.
“To be nominated for such a prestigious award is an incredible, surreal feeling. I would not be here without Tarot E, the crew around me and all the fantastic people I have met and who have helped me along the way.”