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.
Princess Anne at the European Eventing Championships at Burghley, Lincolnshire, 4 September 1971 - when at the age of 21, with her horse 'Doublet' [a thoroughbred gelding presented to the Princess Royal as a gift from her mother, Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II], she won a Gold Medal, and was voted the 1971 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
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.
British dressage instructor Sally Amsterdamer specializes in flat training show jumpers. And judging by her client roster she’s rather good at her job. Irish team members Andrew Bournes and Richie Moloney, Australian Olympian Matt Williams, Saudi Olympian HRH Prince Abdullah Al Saud, and USET member Alison Firestone are but a few of her students. But whether it’s jumping or dressage, she says, the root issues of riding remain the same. “The most common problem in all riding is using too…
Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nick Skelton wins show jumping gold
British show jumper Nick Skelton has become Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games. The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off. It is Britain's first individual show jumping medal since Anne Moore's silver in 1972, and adds to Skelton's gold in the team event at London 2012.
Show jumping. Shown here: British rider Ben Lansink and horse Rolette compete in the final of the individual show jumping competition at the equestrian venue of the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 in Hong Kong, China on 21 August 2008. EPA/HARISH TYAGI