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.
Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain who won a team and individual silver celebrates during the final day of the Dressage Grand Prix event on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Deodora Equestrian Centre on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Queen Elizabeth's granddaughters, Princesses of York Beatrice and Eugenie, braved the rain with their family to watch their cousin, Zara Phillips, compete in an Olympic equestrian event, for which Team Britain won the silver medal. (7/31/2012)