Katie Jackson • Para-Equestrian
Cancer Survivor • Amputee • International Para-Equestrian
In the summer of 2015 the path of Katie’s life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of soft tissue cancer. Amputation of her right leg, above her knee, was the only option to make sure all of the cancer was gone from the area. Cancer left Katie facing a new life with a permanent disability. Never one to back down to a challenge, she has adapted to her new life and overcome numerous challenges along the way. She is now proudly riding as an international level para-equestrian in her beloved sport of dressage. Katie’s current goals include representing the United States at the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2020 Paralympic Games.