Name: Sharon Jarvis
Disability: Loss of movement and strength on the left side of body.
Experience: Beijing 2008
Day 4: Grade III Team Test
Day 6: Grade III Individual Championship Test
Sharon contracted bone cancer when she was seven
years old, affecting the strength and movement on her left side. She was initially
given a 20% chance of survival, however went into remission a year after beginning chemotherapy and
She began competitive riding in 1993 where she
competed in able-bodied events, it wasn’t until 2006 that she competed in a
Jarvis qualified and finished fourth at the 2008
Beijing Paralympics, before missing out on London 2012 after her horse fell
lame with selection having looked all but assured.
In 2010 Sharon was named the Equimac Rider of
the Year and in 2011 was awarded the Equestrian Rider of the Year.
Sharon currently works as a horse riding coach
and a horse feed sales rep.
Website - http://www.sharonjarvis.com
Twitter - @sharonjarvis31
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