Name: Roxanne Trunnell
Sport: Equestrian
Discipline(s): Dressage Equestrian
Event(s): Individual, Team (with Royal Dancer)
Classification: la
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
DOB: 4/26/1985
Birthplace: Richland, Wash.
Hometown: Rowlett, Texas
College: Washington State University '09, Psychology; Capella University '12, Master of Psychology
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, 10th (individual championship), 14th (team test)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 Grade Ia Reserve National Champion in the High Performance Division with Royal Dancer at the 2016 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships
  • Team Gold medalist at the 2016 Wellington CPEDI3* during week two of the Global Dressage Festival with Royal Dancer; won the Grade Ia Team and Individual Tests
  • Won the Grade Ia Team Test and Grade Ia Freestyle Test at the 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and HDS Deep in the Heart of Texas Show I CPEDI3* with Royal Dancer
Personal: Horses have always been a part of Roxanne “Roxie” Trunnell’s life. As a competitor in able-bodied dressage, Trunnell aspired to be an Olympian. When she was a teenager, she created her own business to help purchase her first dressage horse, Nice Touch or ‘Touché.’ She earned a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze medal and was close to obtaining her Silver medal until contracting a virus in 2009 that caused swelling in her brain that changed her life forever....The virus put her in a coma and resulted in her requiring a wheelchair. However, she refused to let this stifle her dreams. Determined to ride Touché, again, Trunnell elicited the help of her family and friends to get her back in the saddle. After a long recovery, Trunnell slowly began to ride again and completed her Masters in Psychology with a focus in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.