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.

Alicia Fox-Pitt and her brother William Fox-Pitt, British Equestrian Olympian

Alicia Fox-Pitt and her brother William Fox-Pitt, British Equestrian Olympian

Famous faces- Zara Tindall (Phillips) Olympian and Granddaughter of the Queen of England.

The house and farming estate were bought by Queen Elizabeth II in 1976 for her daughter and the husband Captain Mark Phillips

London International Horse Show

John Whitaker in London International Horse Show

Simply the best, Milton, a British international show jumper and Olympian ridden by John Whitaker

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.

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.

Richard Meade  OBE (4 December 1938–8 January 2015) was Britain's most successful equestrian Olympian. He was a triple Olympic gold medalist and the first British rider to have won an individual Olympic title. He died on 8 January 2015, after receiving treatment for CANCER

Richard Meade OBE December January was Britain's most successful equestrian Olympian. He was a triple Olympic gold medalist and the first British rider to have won an individual Olympic title. He died on 8 January after receiving treatment for CANCER

Day 4: Britain's Zara Phillips, riding High Kingdom, clears a fence during the Eventing Jumping equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park, July 31, 2012. (Reuters)

Day Britain's Zara Phillips, riding High Kingdom, clears a fence during the Eventing Jumping equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park, July 2012

The Queen's granddaughter is a serious international equestrian competitor and has been nicknamed the Royal Olympian

Mike Tindall gives Mia a piggy-back at Whatley Manor

The Queen's granddaughter is a serious international equestrian competitor and has been nicknamed the Royal Olympian

Zara Phillips, of Great Britain, competes with her horse High Kingdom, in the equestrian eventing dressage phase at the 2012 Summer Olympics July 29.

Zara Phillips, of Great Britain, competes with her horse High Kingdom, in the equestrian eventing dressage phase at the 2012 Summer Olympics July

Zara Phillips of Great Britain rides Kingdom as she competes in the equestrian eventing cross-country phase at Greenwich Park July 30.

Zara Phillips of Great Britain rides Kingdom as she competes in the equestrian eventing cross-country phase at Greenwich Park July

London Olympics Equestrian  July 29Mark Todd of New Zealand, and his horse Campino, compete in the equestrian eventing dressage phase at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

London Olympics Equestrian July 29 Sir Mark Todd of New Zealand, and his horse Campino, compete in the equestrian eventing dressage phase at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July in London.

Charlotte Dujardin and Uthopia in the Hartpury Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix. Courtesy Hartpury College

Gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin and Utopia in the Hartpury Dressage Festival Grand Prix.

London Olympics Equestrian  July 28Mary King, of Great Britain, reacts after competing with horse Imperial Cavalier in the equestrian eventing dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London

London Olympics Equestrian July King, of Great Britain, reacts after competing with horse Imperial Cavalier in the equestrian eventing dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July in London

Toytown- truly a special event horse. He looks like he's thinking, "hey, is that a corn dog?"

Nail-biting time: Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips, seeks UK equestrian Olympic berth

Mary with Kings Temptress, her reserve horse for the Olympics, and daughter Emily with Mr Hiho

Real lives: ‘If Mum wins one Olympic gold, I’ll have to get three!’

Mary King, of the British Eventing team, with Kings Temptress, her reserve horse for the Olympics, and daughter Emily with Mr Hiho

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