A Report from Scropton Special Olympics on Monday 23rd April.
Sent in by Jackie Butterfied
Our riders came away with
6 gold medals
4 silver medals
2 bronze medal
3 x 4th places
Capt. jack sparrow and Wisp were superb and performed really well after their 3 hour long journey in the horse box down to Derbyshire , everyone had a great time and first time rider Sophie Wade aged 9yrs won her first silver medal on her own pony Pickles at first attempt , (SOPHIE is in the wheelchair )
They are looking forward to Septembers event at Parklands EC Sheffield
TWO HORSE riders from Keighley have been chosen to compete in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
T-Jay Wilson and James Reed-Griffiths will travel to the Middle Eastern country in March next year for the seven-day competition.
T-Jay and James, who both have learning disabilities, are members of Haworth Riding for the Disabled. James said he was looking forward to riding in the Equestrian games, while T-Jay added: “I hope my friends in Keighley will be proud of me.”
The boys were chosen by Special Olympics bosses following their success in last summer’s Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield.
The two boys regularly compete in regional Special Olympics competitions and attend training sessions overseen by Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure (BDSL).
BDSL manager Dean Carroll said: “We are delighted and proud to have five athletes and one coach from the Bradford district picked for Team Great Britain. It goes to show that hard work dedication and commitment pays off.
Congratulations to T-Jay and James on their success