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.

fair-winds-and-all-i-see: Happy horse, happy rider. Our London 2012 gold medalist and her amazing horse, Charlotte and Valegro. Carl Hester, the owner of Valegro, allowed Charlotte to ride his horse to victory.

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Fans cheer as Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain riding Valegro competes in the Mens/Womens Team Dressage Grand Prix event on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fans cheer as Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain riding Valegro competes in the Mens/Womens Team Dressage Grand Prix event on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ben Maher of Great Britain riding Tic Tac jumps in the preliminary jumping team qualification at the Olympic Equestrian Center on August 14, 2016.

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Ben Maher of Great Britain riding Tic Tac jumps in the preliminary jumping team qualification at the Olympic Equestrian Center on August # Tony Gentile / Reuters

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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)

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)

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Adrian Parker during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Parker, Danny Nightingale and Jim Fox won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Adrian Parker during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Parker, Danny Nightingale and Jim Fox won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

Hello Sanctos, the horse ridden by Scott Brash, of Great Britain, rears as the crowd cheers during a victory lap after Great Britain won the gold medal for the equestrian team show jumping at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Hello Sanctos, the horse ridden by Scott Brash, of Great Britain, reacts as the crowd cheers during a victory lap after Great Britain won the gold medal for the equestrian team show jumping at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Jim Fox during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Fox, Danny Nightingale and Adrian Parker won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Jim Fox during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Fox, Danny Nightingale and Adrian Parker won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain in action in the Show Jumping

William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain riding Lionheart in action in the Show Jumping Eventing Qualifying Equestrian event on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park

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