|Birth Day:||November 14, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Berkshire, England|
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She began riding horses when she was six, as a means of psychotherapy for the cerebral palsy that she was born with.
Christiansen was born two months prematurely with cerebral palsy and suffered from other health problems including jaundice, blood poisoning, a heart attack and a collapsed lung. At the age of six she began horse riding as a form of physiotherapy at her local Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) group. She was educated at Charters School in Sunningdale, and left in 2006 to study for a master's degree in mathematics at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Following her success in Athens Christiansen was selected to be part of the British team at the 2005 European Championships held in Hungary where she won three gold medals. At the World Championships in 2007 she won a gold medal in the freestyle dressage and a bronze medal in the individual dressage event.
In 2008, she represented Great Britain at the Summer Paralympics. The equestrian events were not held in the host city Beijing but instead took place at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Hong Kong. Competing in her second Games she again contested the freestyle and championship dressage events but was also part of the British quartet in the team dressage. On her horse Lambrusco she won an individual gold medal in the freestyle and silver in the championship dressage. In the team open Christiansen, with teammates Lee Pearson, Anne Dunham and Simon Laurens won her second Paralympic gold medal. This meant that Great Britain has won a gold medal in this event at four consecutive Games.
Christiansen was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to disabled sport. She has a MSci degree (undergraduate honours) in mathematics from the University of London's Royal Holloway College.
Paralympics 2012 saw her claim gold once again as BBC reports: "Sophie Christiansen – Equestrian – Individual Freestyle Test Grade la. How she did it: Sophie won gold with a score of 84.75 on her horse Janeiro 6 finishing 5.75 points ahead of her closest rival." In honour of her achievements at the London 2012 games the Royal Mail have painted a postbox gold in her original hometown of Sunningdale. She is Britain's first triple gold medallist at the Paralympic games.
She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to equestrianism.
In 2015 Christiansen won a 'Women of the Future Award'. It was the first year that a sports category was included and the judges picked out Sophie for her ‘ferocious determination to succeed'.
Christiansen is a patron of the charity Chance for Childhood. In 2015, she visited their projects with disabled children in northern Rwanda.
In 2016, she gained three gold medals at the paralympics in Rio. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to para-equestrianism.
Sophie was born in Ascot, Berkshire, England.
Currently, Sophie Christiansen is 35 years, 0 months and 13 days old. Sophie Christiansen will celebrate 36th birthday on a Tuesday 14th of November 2023. Below we countdown to Sophie Christiansen upcoming birthday.