Anne-Marie Wilkinson was an 18 year old apprentice jockey in 1996 when she had a tragic race fall in a hurdle race in South Australia. She not only suffered head and spinal injuries but her eye sight has also been severely affected.
Anne-Marie has been confined to a wheelchair since her accident and has been looked after by her parents ever since.
In 2012 The National Jockeys Trust heard that Anne-Marie and her parents were struggling with limited space at the family home to cater for her wheelchairs and exercise equipment. The Trust engaged a local builder to construct an extension including a sunroom and decked pergola to Anne-Maries home.
The Trust also made Anne-Marie the South Australian National Jockey Celebration Day Ambassador in 2012.