Helen Kearney

 
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DOB: 06/06/1989
Hometown: Dunlavin, Wicklow 
Disability Group: Friedreich's Ataxia


A para-equestrian dressage rider, Helen has enjoyed considerable success in her support. Her journey began in 2008, where she began riding at Grade III. She was reclassified in 2010 to 1A and in 2011, went on to win Ireland’s first European para-equestrian medal when she won bronze in the Grade 1A Individual Test. Her success did not stop there though, as she represented Ireland at the Paralympic Games in London 2012, where she won a silver and a bronze medal in her individual events and also helped the Irish para-equestrian team secure a bronze medal. Since London, she has been competing at European and World para-equestrian dressage championships and has continued to perform well.