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Sallyanne's amazing journey

A FRAMPTON Cotterell woman left paralysed from the waist down in an accident has fulfilled her dream of competing on horseback.

Sallyanne Haigh, 45, was warned not to ride again after her horse took a fence at the wrong angle and reared up and backwards, landing on top of her, in Chipping Sodbury. She needed nine hours of emergency surgery, was in hospital for six months and left with irreparable spinal cord damage.

But the mum-of-two was determined to get back in the saddle and, three-and-a-half years on from the accident, has won her first competition as a para rider.

Sallyanne took part in the South West Dressage Championships, a two day event in Bicton Arena in Devon, on a horse called Flynn and won her class

You can read the full story here.

 

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