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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.

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists! London 2012

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists! London 2012

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations! (Zara Phillips)

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations! (Zara Phillips)

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

Team Great Britain - equestrian silver medalists - London 2012! congratulations!

8/27/14.   Back to the day job: Zara will compete with Team Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in France next week and hopes to secure her team's place at the 2016 Olympics

Zara raises a smile as she prepares to battle it out for place in Rio

Back to the day job: Zara will compete with Team Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in France next week and hopes to secure her team's place at the 2016 Olympics

Home Team Heroes: Great Britain Rounds Up Equestrian Gold  2012

Home Team Heroes: Great Britain Rounds Up Equestrian Gold

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)

Images from Day 10 of the London Olympics

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

(l-r) Carl Hester on Uthopia, Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro and Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Hojris pose with gold medals for Great Britain in the Team Dressage equestrian event. London Olympics 2012

(l-r) Carl Hester on Uthopia, Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro and Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Hojris pose with gold medals for Great Britain in the Team Dressage equestrian event.

Zara Phillips Photos Photos - Zara Phillips of Great Britain on High Kingdom competes in the Dressage Equestrian event on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 29, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 2 - Equestrian

Zara Phillips Photos Photos: Olympics Day 2 - Equestrian

Zara Phillips Photos Photos - Zara Phillips of Great Britain on High Kingdom competes in the Dressage Equestrian event on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 2012 in London, England.

Ben Maher and Tripple X III. Beautiful color #olympics2012 #showjumping

London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain win team showjumping gold

Ben Maher of Great Britain riding Tripple X competes in the Qualifier of Individual Jumping on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Mary Gordon-Watson, on Cornishman V, part of the Olympic Great Britain Equestrian Team. She went on to win the gold medal in the three day event team along with Bridget Parker, Mark Phillips and Richard Meade.

Mary Gordon-Watson, on Cornishman V, part of the Olympic Great Britain Equestrian Team. She went on to win the gold medal in the three day event team along with Bridget Parker, Mark Phillips and Richard Meade.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Great Britain win silver in team dressage - Rio 2016 - Equestrian Dressage - Eurosport

Rio 2016 Olympics: Great Britain win silver in team dressage - Rio 2016 - Equestrian Dressage - Eurosport

Medal - Skelton, Nick, Fredricson, Peder, Lamaze, Eric - Equestrian - Great Britain, Sweden, Canada, Refugee Olympic Team - Jumping Individual - Jumping Individual Final Round B - Olympic Equestrian Centre

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