Aug 25 2010 By Andrew Binner
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UXBRIDGE-based international Para dressage rider Natasha Baker (pictured) has secured sponsorship from a major company in the equestrian world.
The 20-year old is a gold medal hopeful for the Paralympics is excited to join Saracen Horse Feeds team of top level riders, which also includes dressage Olympian and European medalist Carl Hester.
She said: “We've always fed Saracen Horse Feeds at home and have done for three generations of my family.
“To be offered a sponsorship deal is just fantastic. I know from experience that the horses go so well on the feeds, so to have their financial support really is the icing on the cake.”
Baker, who was stuck down by the Transverse Myelitis virus before she was two, started riding at six months old and wishes to emulate the success of the British para-dressage team who won gold at the Sydney Olympics.
Since she was selected for the World Class Start Squad for Paralympic Dressage aged 12, Baker has gone on to represent Great Britain several times.
However her horse at the World Para Championships, Wald Minor, is now 21 and she is now looking to promising nine-year-old Cabral, previously ridden by ex-international eventer Christian Landolt, to be her Paralympic horse.