oa SA Horseman - Welcome to a brave new world & sport - : training & sport

Volume 4, Issue 3
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In the November / December 2008 edition of we had an article on Philippa Johnson who won two gold medals at the 2008 Paralympics in Hong Kong. Her story so inspired me that I wanted to know more about these incredible horsemen and women who perform at the top of their sport against all odds, and the woman who helps train them.

I was lucky enough to meet Katrine Puttick, Philippa's South African trainer and the woman who started it all for her. Based in Cape Town, Katrine is a qualified dressage instructor who had taught Philippa before her accident. In fact, Philippa was Katrine's working pupil and at the time she was polishing her for competing internationally.

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