Alicia Griffiths

Rider Profile

Name:
Alicia Griffiths
Location:
Bristol
Competition Grade:
4

I first got into horses when I was five, and into dressage when I was 13. I lost my sight at 19 years old, and was registered as legally blind at 20. My love for my horse kept me going through this difficult period in my life. 

From the moment I sat back on my 'dressage diva' – who was not a para pony – I knew I wanted to do dressage again, and the dream of para dressage was born! Helped by the Riding for the Disabled, I got back on and achieved the para dressage dream, and I’ve never looked back! 

Outside of horses, life is a juggling act, and pretty busy! I work part-time for the NHS, and I love I’m able to work for an organisation that keeps me riding. When I’m not at work, I’m a proud mum to my three children, Harry, Sophie, and Noah. When I’m not riding, my daughter is often on a pony or at dance, and the boys at football.

If there is any spare time, I really enjoy watching the rugby. My husband and I are avid Bristol supporters and try and get to a England Six Nations game at Twickenham once a year.