Phoebe Roche

Phoebe Roche is a Grade IV Para-equestrian athlete who was born in Queensland but currently lives in Victoria. 

Phoebe has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, and autism. This means Phoebe's right side is smaller than her left, affecting practically every element of riding, including having less feeling in her arms and legs.  

Phoebe began riding with McIntyre Riding for the Disabled (RDA) in Queensland at the age of five, after her father registered her with RDA following her cerebral palsy diagnosis at the age of one. 

Phoebe grew up riding at Moggill Pony Club, which was part of the McIntyre RDA Centre. Phoebe's potential was obvious when the McIntyre RDA developed a Dressage Squad where she participated in team and open competitions. 

Currently, Phoebe competes in FEI Grade IV Para-dressage events and in 2021 Phoebe was named 'Victorian Para Rider of the Year'.

A recently qualified Equine Vet nurse, Phoebe plans to continue her journey to become the best rider she can be and to hopefully one day represent Australia on the world stage. 


2021 - Victorian Para Rider of the Year
2020 - Boneo CPEDI3* Individual IV Test - 3rd place