Sir Lee Pearson CBE

Sir Lee Pearson CBE

Discipline: Para Dressage

Based In: Staffordshire

Sir Lee Pearson CBE is the most successful para-dressage rider of all time, having won a grand total of 28 Gold medals since embarking on his professional dressage career in 1998. Lee was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a condition which means that the muscles in his arms and legs did not grow correctly. Lee had numerous operations as a child and even now he does not have mobility in his ankles and knees and has restricted movement in all of his other limbs.

Notable Results:

  • In 2003, he became the first disabled person to have won a title at the British Dressage National Championships while competing against non-disabled riders when he took the 2003 elementary restricted title
  • Lee is also the world’s most successful Equestrian Paralympian with 11 Gold medals under his belt and 14 medals in total
  • Lee has won Gold medals at each of the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
  • He was selected to be the Great Britain flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Games, at which he won a gold medal in the freestyle grade lb test and a Silver medal in the Grade lb Individual test.
  • In 2017 Lee represented Great Britain in the World Para Reining Championship in Holland, winning Team Silver, the first time Great Britain has ever taken part
  • Lee headed to Tryon, for the World Equestrian Games in September 2018 and supported the para dressage team in their campaign to win Team Silver
  • Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games gained a Gold in the individual freestyle test and team Gold

Lee’s latest results can be found here. 

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