Izzy Palmer

Rider Profile

Izzy Palmer
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I started riding when I was two years old because my mum has always had horses, and picked up para dressage in 2013 after watching my trainer and mentor, Sophie Wells, compete Pinocchio at London 2012. I was lucky enough to get the ride on Pinocchio in 2016. I love the partnership we have with the horses and the trust that they put in us each time we take them to compete. Touchdown and I were reserves for the World Equestrian Games in 2018 and the Europeans in 2017 and have been grade IV Winter Champions. Touchdown is Sophie's miracle horse, who has come back on top form after retiring at eight years old due to injury. 

I've had to fit revising for exams alongside training and competing, and I am a big fan of Netflix series and love pop tarts. I enjoy personal training sessions and Thai boxing, as well as seeing my friends!