In 2012, dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin with her wonderful horse Valegro won Team and Individual Gold at the London Olympics, and now in 2013 won Individual Gold medals in the grand Prix Special and the Freestyle, as well as team bronze, at The European Championships in Denmark.
This wonderful combination with her accurate and harmonious display also added new records to the record books.
Now, she tops the World Rankings, a position that she truly deserves.
The British show jumpers have been doing their bit as well.
At the London Olympics 2012, the quartet of Nick Skelton, Scott Brash, Peter Charles and Ben Maher won team Gold, and a few weeks ago in Denmark Ben Maher and Scott Brash joined up with Michael Whitaker and William Funnell and were victorious in the team jumping at The European Championships.
In the individual event, both Ben Maher with Cella and Scott Brash with Hello Sanctos were battling for medals, and after superb displays from both combinations, Ben got silver and Scott deservedly, bronze.
With his continuous successes this year, which include winning the King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead and being a member of the Nation’s Cup team that won in Dublin, Ben Maher moved up from 19th place and now heads the Show Jumping World Rankings with fellow Brit, Scott Brash moving up from 25th to 9th position.
I know that top riding from any Nationality is a joy to watch, but I am really patriotic and love to see British riders with their wonderful horses, top the leader boards!