Guy Disney has achieved extraordinary successes since his right leg was amputated below the knee, after being struck by a rocket-propelled grenade while serving with The Light Dragoons in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2009. His achievements include walking to the North Pole 2011 with Walking With the Wounded. This was the charity’s first challenge to show the remarkable determination and courage of our servicemen and women. He then completed an expedition to the South Pole in 2013.
Initially rejected in his application to race ride with a prosthetic limb by the British Horseracing Authority in 2010, he was later granted a licence in 2015 and went on to be third in his first race back ‘under-rules’ at Sandown Park’s Royal Artillery Gold Cup that year.
Aged 35, he went on to become the first jockey riding with a prosthetic limb to win at a professional racecourse in Great Britain in 2017, winning the both the Royal Artillery Gold Cup and Grand Military Gold Cup on Rathlin Rose. He will defend the title this year at Sandown’s Grand Military Gold Cup in March. Guy is a Trustee of Walking With The Wounded, with thoughts of his Afghanistan comrades never far from him, he is a valued ambassador of Remembered and their inaugural project There But Not There.