Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro - Charlotte only began doing Grand Prix dressage in 2011 but by the 2012 Olympics she won not only the first individual Dressage Gold medal winner for BG, but GB's Team won Gold as well for Queen and country!
#greatwalker London 2012, Olympic individual dressage competition. I wangled a shift at Greenwich Park that day and I managed to watch the end of it. Total immersion in Team GB fever and pure joy when the crowd saw Charlotte's score on the board. I have never in my life waved a flag so vigorously.
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.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) smiles as she 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 on October 23, 2012 in London, England.