Tamsin Addison

17 October 2019; Tamsin Addison at the official signing of an agreement between Paralympics Ireland and Narita City at the Paralympics Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Conference in the National Sports Campus Conference Centre at Abbotstown, Co Dublin. Narita City will be the host city to Team Ireland's pre-games training camp ahead of #Tokyo2020. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Tamsin Addison

Age: 48
Hometown: Radnage, Buckinghamshire.
Coach: Joyce Fearn.
Horse: Fahrenheit (10 year old Danish Warm Blood, bay gelding)
Classification: Grade V
Events: Individual Test, Team Test, Freestyle

Tamsin, who is born and based in England, became the first person in the world to regrow a bone in her upper arm (humerus) after being diagnosed with cancer when she was 21. A former event rider, she has competed for Ireland in para-dressage since 2014 and has had Fahrenheit since 2017.

They first gave notice of their potential by winning in Bishop Burton that year and since then are regular podium finishers on the international three star circuit. Most notable was winning the individual team title in Keysoe in 2019 where they also took silver in the individual. Tamsin was also ninth at the 2019 European Championships on another horse and is ranked in the world’s top 15 in para-dressage.

She competes for Ireland thanks to her husband Micheál O’Donoghue from Dundalk. She met him while studying at Queens University in Belfast (where she obtained a PhD) and lived in Ireland for the best part of eight years. Addison runs a livery and equine rehab yard (Radnage House Stables) which is home to 28 horses, as well as her qualifications in sports psychology and marketing.

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