Carl Hester

Raised on the Channel Island of Sark, Carl Hester first competed after taking up a job at the Fortune Centre in Hampshire before he joined Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer’s yard as a rider. Hester now runs his own yard and was named as the BOA Olympic Ath...

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Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin was the youngest member of the British dressage team for London 2012 and was a member of the quartet that won European Championship gold in 2011. Her interest in dressage took her to Carl Hester, who she joined on the British team for 201...

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Emma Hindle

Emma started riding at the age of five at her aunt’s stables. She showed working hunter ponies and evented before eventually concentrating on dressage. “At 13/14, I became a complete wet-pants when it came to jumping. I still love jumping, but a...

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Jane Gregory

Jane comes from a non-horsey family and started to ride aged seven, going once a week to her local trekking centre in Cornwall. “I went every Saturday at eleven. We would go hacking around this headland, seriously close to the edge of the cliff. The h...

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Laura Tomlinson (née Bechtolsheimer)

Laura Tomlinson started riding when she was three, concentrating on eventing before switching to dressage in her teens. She is the youngest-ever British National champion, having won the title aged 20, and was the only member of the London 2012 team to hav...

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Richard Davison

  Along with Carl Hester, Richard Davison made his fourth Olympic appearance at London 2012 but will rode in the individual event only. He started weekly riding lessons when he was five and went on to join the family PR and marketing business after f...

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