How This Blind Jumper Rider Is Pursuing Her Dreams and Paving the Way for Others

As Wren Blae Zimmerman turns towards the first fence in her jumper classic at World Equestrian Center, she isn’t looking for a distance.  She’s just counting.  Because while Zimmerman might appear like her fellow adult amateurs, there’s a big difference between her and the others in the class.

Zimmerman has Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy.  In other words, she’s blind.

And if jumping around the 1-meter tracks at big shows isn’t impressive enough, consider this: Zimmerman only learned to ride after she lost her vision.

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by Rennie Dyball, theplaidhorse.com

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