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Welcome to Sharron Murgatroyd

In 1991 my world was turned upside down, any aspirations of becoming ‘Champion Lady jockey’ were erased in the blink of an eye. A last flight fall at Bangor-on-Dee left me paralysed from the neck down. My dreams and ambitions would never be realised – I would never ride or walk again, but neither would I just sit in a wheelchair. I was determined to prove there should be no restrictions in my new life, after all I was still the same person – I was still Sharron!

My new ambition was to write a book ‘Jump Jockeys Don’t Cry‘ became the perfect vehicle to relaunch my life and hopefully help others in a similar situation.

After dabbling my toes in the waters of writing with my life story up to the accident in “Jump Jockeys Don’t Cry,” the story up to date with my fourth book “On the Other Side of the Fence.”

‘The boldest and most ridiculous hope has sometimes been the cause of extraordinary success’

I read these words when I was seventeen and I did have the boldest and most ridiculous hope.
These words have taken me on a journey where I have lived ‘The Sport of Kings’ high life!