Sad­dling up and up

Wanneroo Weekender - - Front Page - Lucy Jarvis

JOR­DAN Hill’s love of horses will see him rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Spe­cial Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi next year.

HIL­LARYS res­i­dent Jor­dan Hill (24) has been rid­ing horses since he was eight and next year will ful­fil a dream of rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia.

Mr Hill is one of four riders from across the coun­try se­lected to take part in the Spe­cial Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March 2019.

“I re­ally love horses,” he said.

“It was my nicest dream when I got a let­ter from the Spe­cial Olympics which said ‘you made the team’.”

He is train­ing four days a week at the Clare­mont Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing Cen­tre and Rid­ing for the Dis­abled Carine to pre­pare for the trail, dres­sage and English eq­ui­tation events.

His coach M’Liss Henry, who has run the Mt Clare­mont cen­tre for 48 years, said Mr Hill showed plenty of en­thu­si­asm and had changed from be­ing “a lit­tle bit hes­i­tant” to im­prov­ing his bal­ance and rhythm and learn­ing about horses.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d488853

Jor­dan Hill and horse Dex­ter are head­ing to Abu Dhabi.

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Jor­dan Hill with Dex­ter.

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