Huge congratulations to Bradley Dexter....(October 16, 2016)
Huge congratulations to Bradley Dexter of Papplewick RDA who has been officially named as Junior Disabled Sportperson of the Year 2016 at Bolsover District Council - Sport Awards on Friday 14th October 2016 for constructive win in his second year.
Click here to read Bradley's winning citation
" The Junior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year has been won by Bradley Dexter. Bradley has been riding for the Riding for the Disabled Association for the past 4 years at national level. He has autism and riding helps him develop his confidence and independence. "
" His physical health has declined and he has lost some mobility in both his arms due to a suspected muscle disorder, losing between 70-80% of the extension in both his arms; meaning that they are almost permanently locked at the elbow. This year he competed at the RDA regional qualifiers winning 2 dressage championship tests and achieved the highest junior dressage score, winning the Mount Group Oscar Memorial Plaque. "
" At the national championships he won the freestyle to music dressage test and achieved the highest dressage score being awarded Class Champion. Bradley now trains with world class dressage coach, Angela Weiss, who also works with Team GB and the excel talent squad. "
- Bolsover District Council