Lynn Seidemann started competing in the sport of equestrian in 1996. Riding with two side walkers and a leader, she became an independent rider by 1998. She competed at the CAN National Horse Show in St. Louis, Mo., where she won the high point award for her division and earned the highest dressage score of the show. It was at this point that her international career started.

Seidemann resides in Coppell, Texas, with her family. Sam, her ever supporting husband, helps keep the family schedule running smoothly, as they are raising two kids, Nick and Jena.

Seidemann has been very active in sports her entire life, competing not only in dressage, but also in wheelchair basketball and tennis. She strives to excel in every endeavor, and has also won a silver medal in wheelchair tennis doubles at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, marked Seidemann's fourth Games of her career and third as an equestrian competitor.

Seidemann is a paraplegic from a 1983 snow skiing accident that left her with no feeling or function from the belly button down.

Major Achievements

  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Equestrian - Beijing, China
  • 2007: National Champion – USEF Para-Equestrian National Championships
  • 2004: Silver medal, Individual Freestyle (Grade I) - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2003: Gold medal - Championships Test (Grade I), Belgium
  • 2003: Silver medal – Individual Freestyle (Grade I), Belgium
  • 2000: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Equestrian - Paralympic Games, Sydney, Australia
  • 1992: Silver medal, Wheelchair Tennis, Doubles - Paralympic Games, Barcelona, Spain