History-making victory gallop: Team GB dressage gold medalists Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Hojris, Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, and Carl Hester on Uthopia. Photo by Jennifer Bryant.

History-making victory gallop: Team GB dressage gold medalists Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Hojris, Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, and Carl Hester on Uthopia. Photo by Jennifer Bryant.

Team gold for Britain’s only openly gay Olympian Carl Hester

Team gold for Britain’s only openly gay Olympian Carl Hester

Down To Earth Dressage - Carl Hester At last a dressage book with a difference how to train your horse and enjoy it Team GB Olympic team gold Olympic team gold medalist Carl Hester gives us a fresh slant on dressage training - the key words being enjoyment and fun.

Down To Earth Dressage - Carl Hester At last a dressage book with a difference how to train your horse and enjoy it Team GB Olympic team gold Olympic team gold medalist Carl Hester gives us a fresh slant on dressage training - the key words being enjoyment and fun.

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.

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.

carl hester | Carl Hester, of the Team GB equestrian team (S)

Being Gay at the Olympics

The master at work, how luck is Team GB to have Carl Hester ! Equestrian Team GBR (@TeamGBR) | Twitter #equestriandressage

The master at work, how luck is Team GB to have Carl Hester ! Equestrian Team GBR (@TeamGBR) | Twitter #equestriandressage

Carl Hester of team GB riding Uthopia as he competes in the Team Dressage Grand Prix Special on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park

Carl Hester of team GB riding Uthopia as he competes in the Team Dressage Grand Prix Special on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park

Britain win Olympic dressage gold

Great Britain win first ever team dressage gold at London 2012 Olympics as Team GB overtake Beijing haul

Team GB Equestrian medallists Laura Bechtolsheimer, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester pose during the parade - Picture: David Davies/PA

The Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Parade in pictures

Team GB Equestrian medallists Laura Bechtolsheimer, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester pose during the parade - Picture: David Davies/PA

Carl Hester waves to crowd riding Uthopia for Team GB

In pictures: London 2012 Day 11

Carl Hester waves to crowd riding Uthopia for Team GB

Princess Anne, Princess Royal (L) talks to (L-R) Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Scott Brash during a reception held for Team GB Olympic and Paralympic London 2012 medalists at Buckingham Palace

Royal Reception For Team GB Olympic Medalists

Princess Anne, Princess Royal (L) talks to (L-R) Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Scott Brash during a reception held for Team GB Olympic and Paralympic London 2012 medalists at Buckingham Palace

Britain's Carl Hester, pictured riding Uthopia to a first gold medal in the team dressage competition - it is the first time ever that Britain has won gold in an Olympic dressage competition and means that Team GB has 20 gold medals and is now the most successful since 1908

Riders and horses in perfect harmony as Team GB makes history with first-ever Olympic gold

Britain's Carl Hester, pictured riding Uthopia to a first gold medal in the team dressage competition - it is the first time ever that Britain has won gold in an Olympic dressage competition and means that Team GB has 20 gold medals and is now the most successful since 1908

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