The 19-time gold medalist Anne Dunham OBE has announced her retirement from the sport, she said it was a “hard decision” but that she knows it is the right one.
Anne from Wiltshire has had a career spanning over 23 years, in which she has won 10 Paralympic Games medals. The 68-year-old helped Great Britain defend their team title in Rio last summer, where she also brought home two individual silver medals helping the country's equestrian team to their most successful Games to date.
Anne has decided not to compete in the next Paralympic Games - Tokyo 2020 is next - as she would like to "give others a chance".
Overall Anne has amassed an impressive 32 championship medals for Great Britain. She was originally misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis before discovering that she suffered from dystonia - a neurological condition - in 2011.
Earlier this month Anne was honoured at Buckingham Palace, where she was made an OBE.
She has spoke highly of the support she has received from friends and family.
Para-Equestrian Dressage Performance Manager Sarah Armstrong praised Anne for her "dry sense of humour and immense whit coupled with her depth of knowledge in all things equestrian", saying it has been a privilege to work alongside her.
British Dressage’s Chief Executive, Jason Brautigam paid tribute to Anne's "immense contribution to para-equestrian dressage over the past two decades which cannot be under-estimated"