At NPFS Haiti we are very proud to announce that our very own Darlene Milord left Haiti today to travel to Coopenhagen, Denmark. She has been nominated in the Against All Odds category for her achievements in equestrianism at the FEI Awards. The award is given to “a disabled rider of any age who has demonstrated that disability is no hindrance to sporting proficiency.”
“Clare Balding, one of the world’s most respected sports broadcasters, will present the new FEI Awards in Copenhagen…A former champion amateur jockey herself, Clare also evented and show jumped in her youth and has a wide experience and knowledge of equestrian sport.”
“The judges, who represent the global reach of the FEI, are chaired by FEI President HRH Princess Haya, who herself show jumped at Olympic level.”
Darlene grew up in our orphanage in Kenscoff in the special needs home Kay Christine which is run by Gena Heraty of Ireland. She, along with other children in the Kay Germaine physical therapy program for children with mental and physical disabilities, have been learning to ride horses as a form of therapy for years. In addition to this award, Darlene was also invited to Miami and to Germany this year for equestrian competitions. We e are on the edge of our seat waiting to hear who wins on November 19th and will be sure to keep you updated as well!