Emma Booth – Paralympian
Emma was obsessed with horses from an early age. With raw talent and a horse she won in a contest, she worked her way up to become a horse trainer for international dressage rider Holger Schulze. In 2013, a near-fatal car accident caused paraplegia, but just seven months later she was riding again and training for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team.
Emma and her Danish Warmblood horse Zidane competed in two events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, placing fifth in the mixed dressage individual championship and ninth in the team open with teammates Sharon Jarvis, Lisa Martin and Katie Umback. Emma again represented Australia at the World Equestrian Games in Tyrone 2018, where she finished fourth.
Most recently, Emma and Zidane have been announced on the shortlist for Tokyo 2020!
At the FEI forum, Emma will be discussing para Dressage at an elite level in Australia and the road ahead to Tokyo. Her presentation is scheduled for Wednesday 26th February.
‘I’m excited to meet new, like-minded people and listen to the other speakers to gain a greater insight into important issues surrounding dressage in Australia.’ Says Emma.