Sophie Christiansen was born with cerebral palsy and has suffered from other health problems. She started riding at age 6 and first competed at the Paralympics aged 16, and was the youngest athlete for Great Britian at the Athens Paralympics in 2004, where she won a bronze medal. Christiansen also has multiple world and European titles.
Christiansen graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2011, and now works for investment bank Goldmann Sachs. More information on Sophie can be found on her her website and social media.