PARALYMPIC hero Anne Dunham has been made an OBE in the new year honours for her services to equestrian sport.

Mrs Dunham, 68, from Worton, near Devizes, has won a total of 10 Paralympic medals in five different games. At the Rio games this summer she came away with a gold and two silvers.

She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the aged of 27 and has used a wheelchair since the age of 30. At the age of 40, when her husband sold his business, she bought a horse and began to compete.

Formerly of Broad Hinton, she first competed at the Paralympics in 1996 at Atlanta competing on Doodlebug in dressage events where she won a gold and a bronze.

At the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Dunham was part of the team that successfully defended their title in the open team dressage event.

In 2004 Athens games she won her third consecutive gold medal in the team dressage.

Mrs Dunham went to her fourth Paralympics in Beijing in 2008.

At the age of 59, competing on her horse Teddy Edwards, she won her first individual Paralympic gold medal and also won silver in the freestyle test. In the team open she again took gold.

She missed out on London through injury and illness but was determined to be fit again for Rio.