fair-winds-and-all-i-see: Happy horse, happy rider. Our London 2012 gold medalist and her amazing horse. I love the story of Charlotte and Valegro. Carl Hester is a champion, too. He took Charlotte under his wing and let her ride his horse to victory. He said he knew Valegro could win a gold medal. He knew Charlotte would be the rider to get it. She has said she owes everything to him. What a great team.
Diamond Cowgirl ~ Charlotte Dujardin OBE is an elite British dressage rider, Double Gold Medalist at the London 2012 Olympics Games, European Champion, World Champion and holds all three World Records in Dressage.
Zara Phillips & High Kingdom - Eventing - Great Britain 14th in line for the British throne, Phillips qualified for both 2004 & 2008. Her parents are both equestrian Olympic medalists. Other royal Olympians include Albert II of Monaco, his wife Charlene, Juan Carlos I of Spain, his wife Sofia, their daughter Infanta Cristina, her husband Inaki Urdangarin, and Princess Haya of Jordan.
London Olympics Equestrian July 29Mark Todd of New Zealand, and his horse Campino, compete in the equestrian eventing dressage phase at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David Goldman)