Lee Pearson CBE
Rider Lee Pearson CBE
D.O.B Feb 1974
Lives Staffordshire
Horses

Zion owned by David and Lynda Pearson, Gillian Chinn and athlete

Lee Pearson CBE

Biography

After discovering para-equestrian dressage whilst watching the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics on TV, Lee started riding and has gone on to win team gold at every Paralympic Games he has competed. He took the triple title (team, individual and freestyle) at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, 2004 Athens Paralympics and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, setting an equestrian world record by being unbeaten at three consecutive Paralympic Games.

In 2003, he became the first disabled person to have won a title at the British Dressage National Championships competing against non-disabled riders when he took the 2003 elementary restricted title. Awarded an MBE in 2001 and an OBE in 2005 in recognition of his monumental equestrian success and services to sport for the disabled; he then received a CBE in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to equestrianism and disabled sport.

Competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Lee came away with three medals, Team gold, Individual silver and bronze in the Grade Ib competition; last year saw him secure Team gold and two Individual silvers at the European Championships out in Deauville.

COMPETITION GRADE

Grade Ib

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015 Senior European Championships: Team Gold, Individual Silver & Individual Freestyle Silver (Zion)
2014 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (Ib) (Zion)
2012 Paralympic Games: Team Gold, Individual Silver and Freestyle Bronze (Ib) (Gentleman)
2010 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (Ib) (Gentleman)
2009 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (Ib) (Gentleman)
2008 Paralympic Games: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (Ib) (Gentleman)
2007 World Para Dressage Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (Ib) (Altino)
2005 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Silver (III) (Blue Circle Boy)
2004 Paralympic Games: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (I) (Blue Circle Boy)
2003 World Para Dressage Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (Ia) (Donnerkind)
2002 European Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (I) (Blue Circle Boy)
2000 Paralympic Games: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (I) (Chip Chafe Meknef)
1999 World Para Dressage Championships: Team Gold, Individual and Freestyle Gold (I)