23-year old Swede Felicia Grimmenhag is a young woman with a heck of a story.
When she was just 17, she was riding her moped when she was hit by a car and suffered horrific injuries that resulted in her losing both of her legs.
Thanks to her own self-proclaimed stubbornness, she decided to get on the back of a horse, something she used to do as a kid, and now she’s competing at the Longines FEI European Championships for Sweden.
Hi Felicia - So what did you think of the competition?
I’m really impressed! I don't think I’ve ever been so nervous, excited and tired as I am now. It’s so cool to have everything right her in the centre of the city.
Tell us what happened to you after your accident.
It was pretty dramatic - my heart also stopped and I was clinically dead for 15 minutes. When I was recovering in hospital, I got it into my head that I really wanted to start riding again. I had ridden a little when I was a kid but now I really want to give it a go again. I don’t know why! I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do it without legs.
I came across a German rider, Angelica Trabert, who has a similar disability to me and she really inspired me to go for it! I thought - if she can do it, then so can I.