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04-10-2016 18:32:28 in News by Admin
Another Horse & Hound front cover for Sophie and Reece (Valerius) after her success at the Rio Paralympics with Individual and Team Gold, plus Freestyle Silver.   A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this possible and here's to future success for our golden girl.         

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17-09-2016 15:56:21 in News by Admin
GB's Para Dressage Team retained its unbeaten record in all championships with the Gold medal at the Rio Paralympics. Congratulations to Sophie, Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen and Anne Dunham for their outstanding achievements in both the team and individual contests, and also to Lee Pearson who claimed Individual Gold and Silver. Well done everyone and thank you to all the support team, owner...

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14-09-2016 16:15:17 in News by Admin
  Gold for Sophie and Valerius in the Individual test at the Rio Paralympics - what an achievement and if anyone deserved it our Soph did!   Now we wish her and the team all the best for the Team medal and also for the Freestyle medals on Friday. Go Para GB!

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30-08-2016 13:36:56 in News by Admin
Horse & Hound magazine featured a double-page spread on Sophie in the 18 August Olympic Dressage Report issue. In the article Sophie talks frankly about the Paralympics in London, her upcoming trip to Rio and her burgeoning coaching success with athletes such as Natasha Adkinson. We're sp proud of you Sophie!  

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02-08-2016 12:18:01 in News by Admin
Sophie and Valerius have been selected for the Rio Paralympics with Jorge as direct reserve horse up until departure. What an adventure to partner your horse in Rio de Janeiro - go Sophie! 

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01-08-2016 18:22:31 in News by Admin
  Sophie and Jorge (C Fatal Attraction) helped Team GB continue its outstanding unbeaten record in Para Dressage by winning Team Gold in the European Championships in Deauville, France as well as two individual silver medals.   Congratulations and thanks to all the team and connections on another outstanding achievement.    Read the full story on Sophie's Horse &...

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16-07-2015 17:57:54 in News by Admin
It's been an incredibly eventful and busy season for Sophie so far, with trips abroad for Para and Under 25 able-bodied competitions and important shows in the UK too, at Hickstead and Hartpury. Her para campaign has culminated in selection for the Para European Championships in Deaville, France from 17-20 September. Not only has Sophie been selected with Valerius (Reece) but she also has direct r...

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20-04-2015 19:05:28 in News by Admin
What an achievement! Sophie has won the Albion Medium Open Championship at the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury. This is Sophie's first able-bodied National title and was achieved on her up and coming young horse Jorge (C Fatal Attraction) with a great score of 70.41% against top competition. They also achieved a very close 3rd place in the...

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18-02-2015 15:06:28 in News by Admin
A belated Happy New Year to everyone! I can’t say it has started in the best way to be honest, but I do hope that everyone had a good Christmas and a happy start to 2015.   We had a tragic first week of the year – Wolf (Essentially Beowulf) had to be put to sleep after sustaining a shattered pastern in his left hind leg.  As you may have followed on my Horse & Hound blo...

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16-09-2014 12:48:31 in News by Admin
What a fantastic WEG for Team GB, maintaining its unbeaten Championship record in Para Dressage, and also finishing top of the overall medal table. Sophie and Reece gave outstanding performances to win Team Gold and two Individual Silver medals. We're so proud of you Sophie.   Read all about Sophie's experiences at WEG in her Horse & Hound blog and facebook page.  

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22-08-2014 17:58:07 in News by Admin
At last it's WEG and while the horses have already arrived safely in Caen, Normandy, the team have set off today, Friday, via the Channel Tunnel. Thanks to fellow team member Natasha Baker for posting the competition schedule on her facebook page:   Friday - Travelling and Training Saturday - Opening Ceremony and Training Sunday - Trot Up and Training Monday - Grade III &a...

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22-08-2014 17:35:45 in News by Admin
Sophie has been a quick change artist in more ways than one over recent months. On the competition front she has been up and down the country campaigning four horses in Small Tour, Big Tour and Para Dressage with considerable success. Outside the arena Sophie and her trainer Angela Weiss ran a fund-raising day for their new Riding for the Disabled (RDA) centre, and as if t...

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05-05-2014 21:59:43 in News by Admin
Many happy returns to Sophie as she celebrates her 24th birthday! Let's hope she gets to put her feet up for at least part of the day, although she is off to The Netherlands on 5 May, to the Roosendaal CDI with Pinnochio (Noki) to compete in the Under 25s Grand Prix - go Sophie!   2014 is an incredibly busy and important year for a number of reasons. It's the W...

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18-11-2013 12:20:18 in News by Admin
November has not been a happy start to the winter for Sophie and her team. Her super talented but tricky 9-year-old Tango has been diagnosed with navicular and coffin joint disease in his front feet. This is devastating news as just as his brain was ready to start competing seriously, his body has let him down. He is now having an easier life and some fun with one of the grooms. And Soph...

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26-09-2013 18:37:18 in News by Admin
Life just gets better and better. Sophie’s boyfriend Nathan proposed to her, and Sophie accepted! Congratulations to them both.   No time for Soph to put her feet up though, with three horses to compete at the British Dressage National Championships at Stoneleigh. Not only did she win the Grade IV championship with David (Forever Himself) at his first nationals, but she also achieved&...

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29-08-2013 16:39:36 in News by Admin
What an amazing week for Sophie and Valerius at the Para Dressage European Championships in Herning, Denmark. Not only did the Para team achieve their usual superb results, but they also had the inspiration of Team GB dressage and show jumpers to pave the way, as for the first time the Para Dressage event was combined with the European Championships for Dressage and Jumping!   The Team Para...

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11-07-2013 15:07:53 in News by Admin
We are delighted to announce that Sophie and Valerius (right) have been selected for the squad for the upcoming FEI Para Dressage European Championships in Herning, Denmark from 21-25 August.   This crowns an exciting and successful early summer for Sophie as she has been busy campaigning in Para and able-bodied competitions with Valerius and Pinocchio.   Pinocchio and Sophie made th...

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26-04-2013 13:12:42 in News by Admin
It's been a busy couple of months for us here at Papplewick - a lot of training and getting back to working the horses after the awful snow we've had...   We had a fantastic trip to France, Reece felt on amazing form and I was hoping he could show he is no longer in Nokis shadow! And sure enough he did! He did the best test he's ever done on the first day, winning by 5% and getting over 75%...

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11-04-2013 19:51:11 in News by Admin
We are very excited to introduce Sophie’s new ride Fatal Attraction (Jorge) to you all. He's only 6 but Sophie hopes to aim him at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 alongside Reece.   Sophie says a big thank you to Charlotte Hogg, his new owner, and Amy Stovold who helped find him. He has settled in very well and Sophie says he is a little star!   In addition Sophie ha...

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28-03-2013 14:26:50 in News by Admin
Sophie and Reece (Valerius) were stars of the show at the first Para international of the season, held in Deauville, France. They won all three of their classes, the team, individual and freestyle tests, with scores over 75%. This resulted in Sophie winning the ‘Rider of the Show’ award and paying tribute to her trainer, “Thank you Angela Weiss for making the past six years of tr...

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