Dec 29 2012 By Carl Gavaghan
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Cowley-double Paralympic gold medallist Natasha Baker has been given an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.
The para-dressage rider told the Gazette that she was "shocked but delighted" to have been honoured for her services to equestrianism.
Hillingdon Council leader, Councillor Ray Puddifoot, was also a recipient of an MBE for his services to the borough and Helen Rees, teacher in charge of the First Steps Nursery in Hayes, also got an MBE for services to education.
Ms Baker told the Gazette: "I could not believe it when I got the letter telling me. It is such a great honour. I am delighted that so many members of Team GB at the Olympics and Paralympics have been recognised."