Roxie Trunnell - 2016 Rio Paralympian - Equestrian

Roxie Trunnell

2016 U.S. Paralympian, Equestrian Dressage

Name: Roxie Trunnell
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
DOB: 4/26/1985
Hometown: Kennewick, WA
Current Residence: Wiley, TX
High School: homeschooled
College: Washington State University (bachelors- Psychology); Capella University (masters- psychology)

Career Highlights

Paralympic Experience

  • Paralympian (2016) – Riding “Royal Dancer” (owned by Kai Handt)

World Championship Experience

  • 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games- USA Team Member on own Nice Touch
  • 2016 FEI Paralympic Games- USA Individual rider on Royal Dancer (owned by Kai Handt)
  • 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games- USA Team Member on Dolton (owned by Kate & Deena Shoemaker)

Other Career Highlights

  • Highest scoring USA Para Equestrian Dressage rider at the 2014 WEG & the 2016 Paralympics


Roxanne is the youngest daughter of Sid & Josette Trunnell. Roxanne rode able-bodied dressage up to Prix St. George until the H1N1 virus put her in a coma where there was a stroke in her brain.

Roxanne trained at North Texas Equestrian Center with Kai Handt from 2013 to 2018. Roxanne started training with Andrea Woodard in Wellington, FL since February 2018.


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What is Para Equestrian Dressage?

Here is the Team USA webpage about Equestrian Dressage including the classification system.


Roxie Trunnell - Para Equestrian Dressage