Roxanne Trunnell rode as an able bodied rider in dressage, having earned her USDF Bronze medal and being very close to her Silver medal until contracting a virus in 2009 that caused swelling in her brain and changing her life forever.
After a long recovery Trunnell slowly began to learn to ride again, as well as starting and finishing a Masters program in Psychology with a focus in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, graduating in September of 2013. As graduation neared she was ready to begin preparation for competitive dressage, and became interested in para-equestrian dressage, learning about the program in the summer of 2012 and proceeded to apply for classification.
In November of 2012 she was classified as a para rider and by May 2013, rode in her first CPEDI receiving qualifying scores at the Golden State Dressage Show in Rancho Murieta, California. Trunnell is now based in Dallas, Texas, trainind with Kai Handt.
In June of 2013, Trunnell and Nice Touch earned a third place finish at the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship.