Great Britain’s Paralympic Team touched down at Heathrow airport on Tuesday 20 September to a hero’s welcome. Aboard the flight were Multi medal winning Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells and the five strong British Para-Dressage athletes from Equestrian Team GBR after securing seven Gold Medals within their total medal haul of eleven.
Having won a total of 12 medals between them before the start of the games, Dodson & Horrell Brand Ambassadors Lee Pearson & Sophie Wells continued their impressive track record, bringing their combined total to an inspiring 17 Olympic medals.
Sophie Wells, winner of the Grade IV Individual Gold, Freestyle Silver and Team Gold spoke the emotional words after her competition; “I’m incredibly proud. You dream of this stuff happening and when it does happen it’s amazing”.
Lee Pearson added more medals to an already impressive collection with Grade IB Individual Silver and Freestyle Gold commented; “I love that horse, I just went for it. I’m so grateful for him, everyone who’s helped me since 1998 has helped me on my journey, my team at home and here. I have the best horse and the best team and it all came together.”
Rio 2016 equestrian GB medallists:
Grade Ib Individual Silver and Freestyle Gold (Lee Pearson)
Grade IV Individual Gold and Freestyle Silver (Sophie Wells)
Grade Ia Individual Gold and Freestyle Gold (Sophie Christiansen), Individual Silver and Freestyle Silver (Anne Dunham)
Grade II Individual Gold and Freestyle Gold (Natasha Baker)
Team Gold (Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen, Anne Dunham and Sophie Wells)
Sam Horrell, Dodson & Horrell CEO added;
“Lee and Sophie have had a fantastic games and their success we are sure will inspire more people into the sport, we are very proud of them and all they have achieved winning at an Olympics is something most people can only dream of, on behalf of Dodson & Horrell we would like to congratulate them on their success”
Full results from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games can be found on the Rio 2016 website