Competitions

Athletes from Bradford regularly take part in local, regional, national and international competitions mostly through the Special Olympics movement.

Here you will find results of previous competitions as well as information on the up and coming competitions athletes from the Bradford District will be involved in.

Putting athletes into competitions is very costly. Our athletes do not get the same Lottery or Government funding to support them entering competitions as their non disabled peer get this means we need to fundraise to help achieve each athletes full potential. If you would like to support any of the competitions below or sponsor any of our athletes then please contact our Fundraising Officer, Barry Thorne on 01274437093, email barry.thorne@bdsl.net or contact us here.


Bradford riders celebrate Special Olympic Success!!

Special Olympic success

On Monday 27th April we took 8 Special Olympic riders to Derbyshire for the equestrian event which was held at Scropton Equestrian Center. The riders, who all train at Haworth Riding for the Disabled have been training hard over the past few months for the competition and that hard work paid off.

See the results in the below table (in no particular order)

# Name Position From
1 James Reed Griffiths 1st place in working trials Keighley
2 Callie Sharples 1st please in working trials Preston
3 Jenny Lee 1st place in dressage Kildwick
4 T-Jay Wilson 3rd place working trials Keighley
5 Lucy Hargreaves 3rd place working trials Oakworth
6 Euan Reed Griffiths 3rd place working trials Keighley
7 James Reed Griffiths 1st place in dressage Keighley
8 Jenny Lee 2nd place in working trials Keighley
9 Sam McDermott Well done in dressage and working trials
10 Lucy Hargreaves Well done in dressage
11 Callie Sharples Well done in dressage

All competitors have to had compete in 2 competitions per year in order to compete in the National Games which takes place in Sheffield in 2017 where team Bradford will be sending over 50 athletes in a number of different sports.

If you would like to take part in Equestrian please contact us or call Jackie Butterfield on 01535 649448


Up and Coming Competitions

For up and coming competitions, check back here regularly, or have a look at our calendar here.

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