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Prior to birth, Angela “Annie” Peavy suffered a stroke leaving her paralyzed on the left side of her body. When she was four-years-old, she began riding horses as a method of physical therapy. When she was 10-years-old, she got her first horse and developed a love for dressage. Peavy and her mother went on “dressage vacations” to Portugal where she took three lessons a day. After she returned home, her friend introduced her to para-equestrian dressage. From there, she started working toward her goal of representing the U.S. across the world.
As a high school sophomore, Grade IV athlete Peavy won the 2012 Youth Dressage Festival Championship made up of hundreds of young riders from the U.S. and abroad. Her hard work and dedication landed her a spot on the U.S. Team at the 2014 Alltech WEG with mount Ozzy Cooper. Success continued to follow with 2015 cumulating in a USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve National Champion title in the high performance division. In 2016, Peavy earned a spot of the U.S. Para Dressage Team presented by Deloitte for the Paralympic Games. In 2018, she was named to her second WEG where she will ride Royal Dark Chocolate. She and the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare won seven out of the nine Grade IV tests they contested, and never placed less than third.
Peavy is the daughter of Rebecca ‘Becky’ Reno and Ed Peavy. She has one sister, Bridgette and a brother, John. Peavy trains with Heather Blitz of Cutler Farm in Medfield, Mass.