A second Paralympic bronze medal for Abergele's Georgia


August 31, 2021

A former Colwyn Bay pupil has picked up another winning medal in Tokyo's Paralympic Games.

Equestrian Georgia Wilson who attended Rydal Penrhos School and comes from Abergele collected a second medal for the Freestyle Test Grade II competition in the early hours of Monday morning.

She was called up from the reserve bench to ride at thes games with her own and her parents Geoff and Julia’s chestnut mare Sakura, who is only seven years old.

The result follows her first bronze medal last week in the Individual Test Grade II and became the first Welsh medallist in the Japanese capital.

Georgia started riding when she was two years old after her mum was advised by a physio that it would help with her balance.

Her first pony was a Shetland called Diana, who was followed by a pony called Poppy – he was handed down to Georgia’s sisters when she had outgrown him.

Georgia joined the Pony Club and the RDA at Clwyd SRC, attending her first RDA nationals on Aaron, a palomino pony – which “gave her the bug” for dressage, and she also competed with BYRDs Wales team.

A spokesman for Rydal Penrhos said how proud they are of Georgia. "Everyone at Rydal Penrhos offers our sincere congratulations."