Carolin Rutberg

    I have been riding since I was 7 years old. I got my first horse when I was 14 years old and have since had my own horse. I have riding for different coaches and now I regularly train for Per Duvfeldt. I have merits from the pony time with several placements in both dressage and jumping. How did I get here then? I got sick in May 1998 but got my diagnosis MS first October 2003.

    I refused for 2 years to see myself as ill. After a competition, where I met another disabled person, I took the courage to go and do the mandatory classification you have to do to see what degree of disability you have.

    I got a slight shock when I learned that I was rated as grade 3 (Grade 4 is for the most disabled) I always thought that I was too healthy. A new world opened to me and I used to use my devices using dispensers on a "regular" competition. I suddenly began to place myself on the competitions and to compete was now fun again. I rode up for the National Team coach in October 2006 and followed a month later on my first international competition in Denmark.

    Our goal is to ride in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.