Isabel Houghton was competing in elite-level equestrian, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in her sights, when a devastating accident forever changed her life.
In March 2016, doctors were forced to put Isabel in an induced coma in the hope of minimising a traumatic brain injury, after the horse she was riding slipped and fell.
The damage to her brain was life-changing, but the 26 year-old refused to give up. Within months she was back in the saddle and competing again.
Isabel used her recovery time to open a unique equine rehabilitation business in the Yarra Valley.
Now, her business is prospering and she’s back competing at the top, still pushing towards that Tokyo dream.
REPORTING by MICHAELA GLASS
FILMING AND VIDEO PRODUCTION by MICHAELA GLASS