Visually-impaired young Show Jumper shows skills in Paris

Salim Ejnaini with fellow rider
Credit : Constance Coubris (Facebook)

Saturday 02 December - 17h34 | Ian Clayton

Visually-impaired young Show Jumper shows skills in Paris

A former intern at Grand Prix, Salim Ejnaini is an exceptional young man and fantastic Show Jumper who happens to be blind. See him in action up to 1.40 metres in a six bars power jumping demonstration at this weekend's Longines Masters of Paris by following the link below. 

 - Visually-impaired young Show Jumper shows skills in Paris

After a disease left him with very limited eyesight as a baby, over the years Salim Ejnaini eventually lost his vision altogether. That has not stopped the very focused and determined rider from pursuing his goal of becoming a professional equestrian athlete, however.

Accompanied by criers — above all the guidance of his long-time monitor (“left, left, right, jump!”) —  indicating the course and the positioning of obstacles, the native of Bordeaux, France has long been working on a more and more independent way to practice his sport. And he wants to keep pushing the limits of what is possible in the sport for himself and for anyone with physical impairments or handicaps, whatever they are. The objective is to encourage everyone who has the desire that they can find a way to follow their passion.

For a video of his Masters Power demonstration at the Longines Masters of Paris this weekend, see here. 

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