Openly gay Olympian Carl Hester reined in a gold medal for Britain’s equestrian team at the London Games last week.

Hester was riding Uthopia when his team won the dressage team Grand Prix special.

He rode alongside Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin, winning Britain’s first ever gold medal for dressage.

PinkNews reported Hester, 45, was formerly in a relationship with international dressage rider Spencer Wilton.

The win marked the 20th gold medal for Britain.
Hester grew up and learned to ride on Sark in the Channel Islands, which has no cars and relies on donkeys.

“You have to have the right opportunities and you have to find your way, but the obvious answer is that hard work and dedication paid off for all three of us,” he told the Guardian.

The island’s only mail box, usually blue, will be painted gold to commemorate the win.

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