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Olympics 202 UK Equestrian team

The London 2012 Olympic Games introduced equestrianism to a wide new audience, as the British competitors showed the world how it’s done. Great Britain was the most successful nation in the equestrian events, with three gold medals, a silver and a bronze. Pretty impressive considering there were 200 athletes from 40 different countries in the competition!

In the individual dressage event, Team GB managed to take home two medals. Charlotte Dujardin was awarded gold with her horse Valegro, while Laura Bechtolsheimer won bronze with Minstral Hojris.

Laura and Charlotte added more medals to their collection in the team dressage competition. Together with Carl Hester, whose horse was named Uthopia, they took home the gold medal beating Germany and the Netherlands into second and third place respectively.

In the team eventing competition, the British public spotted a familiar face in Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and wife of England rugby player Mike Tindall. Zara was joined by Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt to achieve a silver medal.

Proving that the British horse riders are great at working as a team, their third gold medal was for team jumping. Scott Brash, Peter Charles, Ben Maher and Nick Skelton were the winners after a jump-off (the riding equivalent of a penalty shoot out) between Team GB and the Netherlands.

The British Equestrian team made a great contribution to Team GB’s medal tally and will now be considered heroes within the sport. Along with the rest of the equestrian world, they will hope that they have inspired more young people to consider giving horse riding a try.
Together with Carl Hester, whose horse was named Uthopia, they took home the gold medal beating Germany and the Netherlands into second and third place respectively.

In the team eventing competition, the British public spotted a familiar face in Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and wife of England rugby player Mike Tindall. Zara was joined by Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt to achieve a silver medal.

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