Name: Roxanne Trunnell
Sport: Equestrian
Discipline(s): Dressage Equestrian
Event(s): Individual, Team (with Dolton)
Classification: Grade I
Height: 5-9
DOB: 4/26/1985
Birthplace: Richland, Wash.
Hometown: Richland, Wash.
College: Washington State University '09, Psychology; Capella University '12, Master of Psychology
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020), Three-time Paralympic medalist (2 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (dressage individual test, individual freestyle test), bronze (team dressage)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 10th (individual championship), 14th (team dressage)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – bronze (grade I freestyle)
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2018 (grade I freestyle)
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 a 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...Determined to ride Touché, again, Trunnell elicited the help of her family and friends to get her back in the saddle and after a long recovery, slowly began to ride again...Enters the Tokyo Games as the highest ranked Para Dressage athlete in the world, per the FEI Para Dressage World Individual Ranking...Completed her Masters in Psychology with a focus in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.