One of the most experienced and skilful equestrians in the country, multiple national champion Sharon Jarvis has left no stone unturned in her quest for Paralympic success.

She had competed in able-bodied events for over twenty years before making the switch to Para-sport in 2006, making her international debut the following year at the FEI World Para-equestrian Dressage Championships in Gloucestershire, England where she placed in the top 10 in two events.

Having only been with her horse a few months, Sharon was thrilled to achieve a fourth place finish in the mixed dressage individual championship at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. This result put her in good stead for the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, USA where she won bronze in the individual and freestyle test events.

Unfortunately, the 2010 Equimac Rider of the Year and 2011 Equestrian Athlete of the Year didn’t have a suitable …

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Date of birth
31 October 1978
Sport
Para-equestrian
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Loss of movement and strength in lower left side
How acquired
Bone cancer
Residence
Donnybrook, WA
Occupation
Horse riding coach and horse feed sales representative
Started competing
1992
First competed for Australia
2007
Sport career highlights

Placing fourth in the mixed dressage individual championship at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Greatest sporting moments

Winning two bronze medals at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, USA

Heroes/role models

Walt Disney and Isabel Worth

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-equestrian Discipline: Dressage - Individual championship Classification: Grade III
  • Sport: Para-equestrian Discipline: Dressage - Team championship Classification: Grade III

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