ANNE Dunham has not ruled out still being a Paralympian in her 70s as she celebrates a triple medal-winning performance in Rio.

The Worton rider, who was competing at her fifth Games, was part of the all-conquering ParalympicsGB equestrian team in Brazil.

Dunham was in the quartet that won team championship gold and also claimed silvers in the individual championship test and individual freestyle test.

Dunham and the rest of the ParalympicsGB team returned to Britain on Tuesday and the celebrations are set to continue in Wiltshire for a while yet as she celebrates her 68th birthday on Saturday.

That would make Dunham well into her eighth decade by the time Tokyo 2020 rolls around and although it is still far too early to make any commitments, she is not drawing a line under her Paralympics career just yet.

“I have not thought about it as I have only just finished on this one. I need to think about what I want to do and talk to all the people who help me,” said Dunham, who first competed at Atlanta 1996.

“I’m looking forward to having a bit of time off. The last four years have all been about Rio and lots of people have put a lot of time and effort into it, and now the most important thing is for everyone to have a nice rest.

“I still enjoy it and I might well look to do it again but right now, I honestly haven’t thought about it.”

Having missed out on selection for London 2012, Dunham made a triumphant return to the world’s biggest sporting stage and took her Paralympics medal haul to 10 in Rio.

The 67-year-old and her mount LJT Lucas Normark were only beaten in their individual classes by British team-mate Sophie Christiansen and Dunham was over the moon with the partnership’s performances.

“It’s been really good, I had a really nice time. The horse was spot on and he peaked just at the right time, so it was wonderful. It was just an amazing few weeks,” said Dunham.

“The whole team did great. It was just a fantastic environment to be a part of.

“It was a bit challenging to start with as people were worried that some people didn’t do quite as well as they’d hoped but then there was this amazing avalanche of medals and it was fantastic.

“I think the freestyle was the highlight – Lucas did his best test in that and that was when he was feeling really at home in the arena.

“It was so hot on the first day and he got a bit of stage fright but after that, he got better and better and he was only beaten by a horse who did one or two things just a little bit better, and that’s okay.”