Carl Hester

Carl Hester

Equestrian Dressage

  • Event Individual & team riding Uthopia
  • Date of Birth 29/06/1967
  • Born Isle of Sark, Channel Islands


Carl Hester first competed in equestrian after taking up a job at the Fortune Centre in Hampshire before he joined Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer’s yard as a rider.

Hester, who was born on the Channel Islands, made his Olympic debut at Barcelona 1992 - becoming Team GB's youngest rider to ever compete at the Games - and was named as the BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year for equestrian in 2011.

He missed out on Beijing 2008 after injuries to two of his horses, but made amends when he won team dressage gold at London 2012, before adding a silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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