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Name  Carl Hester
Role  Olympic athlete

Height  1.83 m
Weight  81 kg
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Born  29 June 1967 (age 48) (1967-06-29) Sark, Channel Islands
Olympic medals  Equestrian at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Team dressage
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Carl Hester, (born 29 June 1967, Sark) is a British dressage rider competing at Olympic level. As of 8 August 2012 the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) rank him 12th in the world riding Uthopia.


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Early life and career

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Hester was raised on the Channel Island of Sark, educated at Elizabeth College Guernsey. Aged 19 he applied for a job with horses on the UK mainland at The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy and on the centre’s skewbald mare, Jolly Dolly, he won the 1985 Young Dressage Rider Championship. Moving to Bourton-on-the-Hill he competed at the first Blenheim Horse Trials and won the Spillers Dressage with Jumping Championship. He next rode for Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer (father of Laura Bechtolsheimer) and in 1990 went to the World Championships on Rubelit von Unkenriff, the European Championships in 1991 and in 1992 the Barcelona Olympics on Georgioni. Hester became the youngest British rider ever to compete in an Olympic Games. He next went into a business partnership with Kate Carter at her yard at Stow-on-the-Wold until Carter decided to move for more space. Hester too moved to buy his own yard at Oaklebrook Mill, near Newent, Gloucestershire.

2011 European Dressage Championship

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In 2011 Hester riding the horse Uthopia was part of the British team that won the team gold medal at the 2011 European Dressage Championship in Rotterdam. Hester also won individual silver medals in the Grand Prix Freestyle and Grand Prix Special.

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As of 8 August 2012 the (FEI) ranked him 12th in the world riding Uthopia.

2012 Olympics

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In 2012, Hester was selected with three others to represent the United Kingdom at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the Individual and Team Dressage events. The UK dressage team won the gold medal with Hester riding Uthopia.

In the New Year Honours 2013 Hester was appointed as a Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to equestrianism.

Personal life

Hester is openly gay, and was previously in a relationship with international dressage rider Spencer Wilton.


Carl Hester Wikipedia

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