We were very excited when one of our riders, Amanda Worne, was selected to feature in the BBC television programme DIY SOS. Amanda suffered an horrific cycling accident in August 2015 on Bury Hill, West Sussex, which left her paralysed from the waist down, but this inspirational lady who has four children refused to allow this set-back to get her down, in 2016 she started riding with the South Downs group and indeed took part in a dressage display at our 40th anniversary celebrations in June. Whilst the DIY SOS team were carrying out the work on Amanda and husband Vic’s home at Arundel, presenter Nick Knowles and the team came to Slinfold to film her riding.

The episode featuring Amanda is due to air on 4th January 2018 on BBC1 at 8.00 pm.

Despite her life changing injuries, Amanda now works part time at Stoke Mandeville hospital and has published a book, ‘The Sky Is Not The Limit’ under the name of Amanda Newton, published by John Blake Books, about her life during the first year after her accident.