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.

Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins Gold in the Olympic Equestrian Jumping Individual Final

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Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain riding Valegro celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony following the Individual Dressage on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

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Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain riding Valegro celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony following the Individual Dressage on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

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Nick Skelton of Great Britain takes gold in the Olympic Equestrian Jumping Individual Final

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Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain riding Valegro competes in the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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