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Gb Equestrian Olympians

from The Christian Science Monitor

Zara Phillips negotiates tough equestrian course as royal cousins spectate

Zara Phillips - a royal olympian on the GB equestrian team. She's 14th in line for the throne (in case you were wondering). Today's course included a replica of the Tower of London.

Tina Cook from team GB showing her Olympic gold medal proudly! Do you have any pins of horsey Olympians showing off their medals?


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.

Great Britain's Bronze medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Mistral Hojris during the equestrian Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle today. (Photo credits: Jorge Silva/Reuters NBC Olympics)


Great Britain's show jumpers won their first Olympic gold medal in 60 years with a tense jump-off as 52-year-old Peter Charles cleared all the jumps in the course.