Fiona Bigwood

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Fiona Bigwood
Personal information
Born (1976-04-24) 24 April 1976 (age 43)

Fiona Bigwood (born 24 April 1976) is a British dressage rider, and winner of a silver medal in the team dressage event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bigwood began riding at age seven at a local riding school. She spent thirteen years living and competing in Germany before returning live in Horsham, England, in 2006. She is married with three children; her husband, Anders Dahl, is also a dressage rider.

In 2014, she suffered a concussion after a fall while riding. As a result of her injury, Bigwood experiences double vision which means that she wears an eye patch while riding.

Career[edit]

Representing Great Britain, she competed at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and at four European Dressage Championships (in 1999, 2005, 2007 and 2015).

Altogether, Bigwood has won two team medals at various championships (two silvers). Meanwhile, her current best individual championship result is 9th place in special dressage at the 2015 European Dressage Championships.

Notable Horses[edit]

  • Mr G de Lully - 1993 Bay Swedish Warmblood Gelding (Gauguin de Lully x Ambassadeur)
    • 2005 European Championships - Team Fifth Place, Individual 20th Place
    • 2007 European Championships - Team Fifth Place, Individual 18th Place
  • Wie-Atlantico De Ymas - 1999 Chestnut Hanoverian Gelding (Wie Weltmeyer x Rondo)
    • 2010 World Equestiran Games - Team Silver Medal, Individual 16th Place, Individual 12th Place Freestyle
  • Atterupgaards Orthilia - 2005 Bay Oldenburg Mare (Gribaldi x Donnerschlag)
    • 2015 European Championships - Team Silver Medal, Individual Ninth Place
    • 2016 Rio Olympics - Team Silver Medal, Individual 17th Place

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiona Bigwood". fei.org. Retrieved 7 April 2016.