David Lee Pearson, CBE (born February 4, 1974) is a nine-times paralympic games gold medallist having represented British para-equestrianism in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. He also has six world-championship and three European titles.
He was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and first came to public attention in 1980 when British Prime-Minister Margaret Thatcher carried him up the staircase in 10 Downing Street having awarded him a ‘Children of Courage’ medal.
He won three gold medals in the championship dressage, freestyle dressage, and team dressage events at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Paralympics.
He stated in an interview that his next ambition is to compete in the 2012 Olympics, should there be enough funding.