Top award for Paralympic medallist

By: Horse Deals


Top award for Paralympic medallist
Top award for Paralympic medallist
Paralympic gold medalist Simon Laurens was named the Disability Sports Person of the Year at the Gloucestershire Media Sports Awards.

Laurens was one of 11 winners to be honoured for their services to sport in the county during a presentation dinner at Cheltenham Racecourse. The award was sponsored by Hartpury Sport and presented by Hartpury Principle Malcolm Wharton.

"I was very surprised with the award," said Simon. "I had no idea I had been put forward but it’s fantastic to be recognised, especially on home ground. This award is great for Para dressage and dressage in general. Recognition like this can only help advance awareness and support of dressage."

A successful world class competitor for some time, Simon’s recent achievements include a team gold medal at the 2009 Para Dressage European Championships in Norway.