“To win team gold at the London 2012 Olympics was a dream come true. Standing on the podium was the proudest moment of my life. I am so happy to have shared this team win with Charlotte and Laura who both gave great performances to secure the gold. What a great day for dressage. Seeing the sea of flags and watching the union flag raised and hearing all the cheers and the national anthem was very emotional. Charlotte winning individual gold was truly amazing, she has made me and the nation very proud.”
Pic & Quote courtesy of CarlHester.co.uk
Carl Hester was born and raised on Sark, where the lack of many cars meant an early introduction to horses, or actually a donkey – which Carl would ride to the local shop. Carl then moved on to a string of horses and ponies – with the Sark Horse Show the highlight of his annual calendar. Upon answering an ad in Horse & Hound Carl moved to the UK to pursue his chosen career with horses
Later, Carl studied under the legendary Dr Bechtolsheimer before striking out on his own, buying his yard in Oaklebrook Mill, Gloucestershire where he retains Leisure Ride as his arena consultants
We’re proud to be associated with Carl Hester & his team – His & their ability to consistently produce horses to the very highest levels of competition say it all, we’re just happy to play our own small part.