The RS-tor rider safety aid is pleased to sponsor Susi Rogers Hartley for a second year running. Having sustained a spinal injury thirteen years ago that caused paraplegia, Susi is one of an increasing growing group of riders competing in British Para Show Jumping competitions, open to physically disabled and visually impaired riders. Susi is a Grade 1 Para show jumper.
Susi has owned her horse Seamus, or Dante Silver Dollar, for three years, and was placed third in the inaugural European Para Show Jumping Championships, in 2011, in the Grade 2 section.
Susi has recently begun dressage training in earnest, and has classification as a Grade 1b Para dressage rider. She trains with Lee Pearson, and hopes to represent Hong Kong, due to her paternal heritage, in the sport of Paralympic Dressage.
George Gorman, the RS-tor’s inventor, is thrilled to be working with Susi again. “She’s a very talented horsewoman and her determination is inspiring – we are especially keen to support Susi’s Paralympic dreams. She also features in an upcoming TV ad on Horse & Country TV ad for RS-tor, which airs in spring.”
Susi says her RS-tor rider safety aid, which aids balance and helps prevent falls, is invaluable. “It enables me to stay sitting up, no matter what direction Seamus, who is a real spinner and spooker, goes in. It also kept me on board during a recent, crazy day’s hunting.”
The RS-tor is especially useful for hacking and home-training, and is allowed within British Show Jumping competitions for all riders. With permission, it may also be used in other affiliated disciplines by riders with diagnosed disabilities as an ‘aid or adaptation’.
The RS-tor is available in three sizes, Childs, S and M/L, with adults over 5ft usually selecting M/L. Visit www.rstor.co.uk for info. Priced £44.99.