Roxanne Trunnell

US para dressage rider Roxanne Trunnell is a Rio 2016 Paralympian and has twice represented her country at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) aboard three different horses. She has been selected on the US paralympic dressage team for the Tokyo Paralympics with Dolton.

The grade I rider has broken numerous records and has held the top spot in the FEI para dressage world individual rankings for more than a year since reaching world number one in 2020.

Roxanne took home two top-10 placings at WEG 2014 in Normandy aboard Nice Touch and finished 10th individually in Rio on Royal Dancer. She won her first senior international championship medal on home soil at WEG 2018 in Tryon aboard Dolton, with the pair taking freestyle bronze as well as fifth place in the individual championship and as part of the US team.

In March 2021, Roxanne and the now nine-year-old Hannoverian gelding Dolton (Danone I x Londonderry) set a new record for the highest score in a FEI para individual test in any grade, scoring 83.334% at Wellington CPEDI3*.

Roxanne has ridden all her life and aspired to be an Olympian in able-bodied dressage, earning the United States Dressage Federation bronze medal before contracting a virus in 2009 that changed her life.

The virus caused swelling on the brain, put her in a coma and resulted in her requiring a wheelchair. She started riding again after a long recovery and completed her masters in psychology, with a focus in equine-assisted psychotherapy. She received her grade 1a classification in November 2012 and rode in her first international para dressage competition at the Golden State Dressage Show in June 2013.

Since then, Roxanne has scored more than 55 wins on the international circuit and is targeting Tokyo team selection with Dolton, who is owned by Karin Flint and Flintwoode Farms LLC.