British Olympian Charlotte Dujardis and Valegro made history today by becoming Great Britain's first individual gold medalist in dressage, adding to her team gold medal... and to think, she only began riding Grand Prix in 2011! Love this joyful photo and love that helmet on her head! #Olympics #equestrian
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.
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An accomplished equestrian, Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, won the individual gold at the 1971 European Eventing Championships and took a silver in 1975. The following year, she represented Great Britain in eventing at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, where she rode the Queen’s horse Goodwill. This summer, her daughter, Zara Phillips, will be a member of Great Britain’s equestrian team at the London Games.
Equestrian team riders Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin won Britain's first ever gold medal in a dressage team event. It was Team GB's 20th gold of London 2012 and the point where we overtook the 19 Golds that we got at the last Olympics in Beijing in 2008.