Lee Pearson(1974-), Equestrian; Paralympian
Sir David Lee Pearson
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Staffordshire-based horse rider. As a child his hobby was horse riding and in 1980 he was presented with the 'Children of Courage' award. Won three gold medals in Sydney, including the dressage-to-music champion in grade one, and went on to become the first Paralympic rider to win an able-bodies title at the National Dressage Championships (2003). Awarded an MBE in 2000. Pearson won another three gold medals at the Athens 2004 Paralympics and three more in 2008 at the Beijing games. He also won gold in the mixed team championship, silver in the individual championship and bronze in the freestyle dressage at the 2012 London Paralympics.