Izzy Palmer

Inspired by the treble medal-winning performance of Sophie Wells at the 2012 Paralympics, Izzy has been involved in dressage since the age of 12. Wells has gone on to coach and mentor the teenager, as well as lending her competition horses. As a result, Izzy has risen through the sport to as high as fourth in the world rankings and has represented Great Britain several times. Izzy travels to Newark to ride – a 160-mile round trip – with the former St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy student fitting training around work commitments. But with the Tokyo Paralympics on the horizon there’s a real sense that all that hard work is about to pay off.