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Richard Meade

Olympic medal record

Gold 1968 Mexico City Team Event
Gold 1972 Munich Team Event
Gold 1972 Munich Individual Event

Richard John Hannay Meade, OBE (born December 4, 1936 [1]) is a British equestrian expert and Olympic gold medal winning rider.

In 1964, Meade won the Burghley Horse Trials on Barberry. Meade was a member of Britain's gold medal winning team in the three day event at both the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics, and won the individual gold in 1972.

In 1972 he was voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. He has twice won the Badminton Horse Trials, in 1970 on The Poacher and in 1982 on Speculator III.

In 2001, the RSPCA expelled Meade for organising a campaign to encourage supporters of fox hunting to join [1], so as to put pressure on the society to change its policy.[2]


  1. British Olympic Association
  2. RSPCA expels Richard Meade - igreens.org.uk, 14th June 2001


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