Jun 5th, 2017
Catherine (Cat) Chamberlain, 22, from Temecula, CA has enjoyed a highly successful start to her professional career as a dressage rider and trainer winning medals throughout Junior and Young Rider ranks. However, since the age of 12, she has suffered from depression and an eating disorder before eventually seeking help and she is now enjoying life to its fullest. But her story will resonate with others who have faced similar challenges and she is eager to share how she dealt with the issues that plagued her and undermined her during those formative years. Catherine has competed at the FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships five times, bringing home two individual gold medals, three team gold medals and three individual silver medals. She is the 2015 U.S. Young Rider National Champion and represented her country at the Hagen CDIO-Y Nations Cup in Germany in 2015. Catherine competed in the Small Tour division in 2016 during her first season as a professional, winning her first CDI I1 and I1 Freestyle. Catherine's future goals include competing her young mare Sophina in the Under 25 Grand Prix division in 2018 before transitioning to the senior Grand Prix. For more conversations from the world of women’s sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @WiSP Sports.