Natasha Baker

Natasha Baker MBE

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Hammersmith, London

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    Grade 3

Athlete main content


Natasha has been surrounded by horses all her life and began riding at her local RDA group (South Bucks). After watching the Paralympic Games on TV in 2000, she announced to her parents that this was what she wanted to do. Natasha achieved her goal in 2012, when she competed at the London Paralympic Games, winning double individual gold (Grade II).

Natasha made her senior Championship debut in 2011, when she represented Great Britain as an individual at the European Championships. After producing two great tests, she returned with two individual gold medals. The following year saw Natasha repeat her 2011 success, winning two individual gold medals in the Grade II class at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

At Rio 2016 Natasha claimed a stunning hat-trick of gold medals, retaining the two individual titles that she won on her Paralympic debut at London 2012.

In the Team event, Natasha’s contribution to performances by team-mates Sophie Wells MBE, Anne Dunham OBE and Sophie Christiansen CBE ensured that ParalympicsGB remain unbeaten in the Team event since the sport’s first outing at Atlanta in 1996.

She now rides at Grade III level, having been reclassified in 2018. She was awarded an MBE at the end of that year in the 2013 New Year Honours list.

Major Results

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • Individual Freestyle Test - Grade III: Silver
  • Individual Test - Grade III
  • Team Test to Music: Gold

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Team: Gold
  • Individual (ll): Gold
  • Freestyle (ll): Gold

London 2012 Paralympic Games

  • Individual (ll): Gold
  • Freestyle (ll): Gold

2018 World Equestrian Games,Tryon, USA

  • Team: Silver
  • Individual (III): Silver

2015 Senior European Championships, Deauville, France

  • Individual (ll): Silver
  • Freestyle (ll): Silver

2014 World Equestrian Games, Normandy, France

  • Team: Gold
  • Individual (II): Silver

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