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.
Nick Skelton of Great Britain rides Big Star during the Individual Jumping 3rd Qualifier during Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips is competing in the Olympics. An experienced equestrian, Zara is one of five members of Great Britain's eventing team, according to a statement released Monday by the British Equestrian Federation