Jo Pitt

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Jo Pitt (22 February 1979[1] - 2 May 2013) was a Scottish equestrian Paralympian.

She had right-sided hemiplegic cerebral palsy.[2] She came from Huntly, Aberdeenshire, and studied at Oatridge Agricultural College, West Lothian.[3] She represented Great Britain at the 2004 Athens Paralympics.[4][5][6] She won British Dressage's winter championship title in April 2013.[7] She was in the para-equestrian dressage team that won gold at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Liz Nicholl, chief executive of UK Sport, made a statement that Pitt made a 'fantastic contribution' to her sport.[8]

She died 2 May 2013.[8] She had been suffering from pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.[9] She had recently moved to Dereham, Norfolk to live with her fiance, Rory.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/uploads/File/Jo%20Pitt.pdf
  2. ^ "BBC News - Equestrian paralympian Jo Pitt dies aged 34". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Jo Pitt". Equestrianteamgbr.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Tributes pour in after Scottish Paralympian Joanne Pitt dies at age of 34". Daily Record. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Paralympic dressage rider Jo Pitt dies |Horse & Hound". Horseandhound.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Equestrian Paralympian Joanne Pitt dies at 34 - ITV News". Itv.com. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Popular para-equestrian Jo Pitt dies at 34 - Focus". Horsetalk.co.nz. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  8. ^ a b Amanda Williams (2013-04-05). "Paralympic dressage rider Joanne Pitt dies aged 34 after battle with rare lung condition | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  9. ^ "British Paralympian Jo Pitt dies at the age of 34". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  10. ^ By NATALIE WALKER Published on 04/05/2013 00:42. "Scots paralympian Jo Pitt dies after lung condition - Top stories". Scotsman.com. Retrieved 2013-05-06.