Amelia White was born and raised in Sydney before moving west to a cattle farm during her teenage years. It was there that she took up competitive eventing.

At the age of 15, Amelia gained her student pilot’s licence. After graduating from high school, she completed a Bachelor degree in Law and a Bachelor degree in Criminology, graduating with Honours. She then completed a Masters in Law and a Diploma of Legal Practice before starting work as a corporate lawyer.

Making her Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with her horse Genius, Amelia scored 69.238% to finish eighth in the Individual Championship Test Grade V, and sixth in the Dressage Individual Team Test Grade V with a score of 72.660%. She also competed in the Team competition, where Australia finished in 13th position.

Amelia moved to Germany in 2015 to pursue professional dressage. Away from horses, she loves …

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Date of birth
16 February 1992
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

1st in the freestyle at CHI Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar, Qualifying for Tokyo 2020

Greatest sporting moments

Representing Australia in Doha, Qatar, placing 2nd twice and winning on the final day with a personal best freestyle score

Heroes/role models

Helen Langehanenberg, Nicole Uphoff

Favourite quote
Ride for you. It’s your moment. Take it with both hands, and simply ride.


  • Sport: Para-equestrian Classification: V

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