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07 August 2023

Former Jockey Completes Epic Mount Snowdon Challenge

Back in 2015, Ed Barrett’s whole life changed when he was paralysed from the neck down in a horrific fall in a point-to-point race.

Eight years on, the former jockey has now completed the most monumental of all challenges: climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales using specialized carbon fibre leg splints, crutches and only aided by a small select team.

Writing on his JustGiving page ahead of the challenge he said: “This challenge is going to be extremely difficult for me with many unknowns, but since my accident, my life has been all about adapting, overcoming and taking things one ‘step’ at a time, so I feel confident that I can give it my all. I’d like to thank the Injured Jockeys fund who have continually supported me from day one, and the Air ambulance who rescued me. For that reason, I would like to raise as much money as possible to support them.”

Ed has completed some amazing feats already since his accident, such as walking around the Newbury parade ring unaided, and the 9 Lives Challenge (a 560-mile virtual challenge) but this latest is the toughest yet.

After his fall and long hospitalization, the ex-jockey’s rehabilitation period was supported by the team at Oaksey House – one of three Injured Jockey’s Fund centres, and he continues to be supported by them. So far, he has raised over £10,000 for the IJF and Midlands Air Ambulance.

For more information and to donate please visit his JustGiving Page

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