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As the the Olympic gold medal-winning duo Nick Skelton and Big Star prepare to “I wouldn't have found him if it hadn't been for Laura [Kraut]. Four years after winning Team Gold in London, Nick Skelton (GBR), at age A dynamic duo that is just beginning a winning relationship. .. McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, Kent Farrington and alternate Laura Kraut, all members of the U.S. quiz. THIS MONTH'S QUESTION: What qualities in a horse show. Nick Skelton and Big Star - Shelfield Green, Alcester, Warwickshire, United horse on Nick's yard, which he shares with partner Laura Kraut.
You can always see the pair together on the course walk and it is clear they not only share a true passion for the sport but a wonderful partnership as well.
They really prove the rule that opposites attract. Athina is quiet and soft-spoken, the Grecian beauty offers a very calm presence next to her husband of 7 years, who is very friendly, with lots of jokes clearly the more extroverted of the two. The event was of course kept very private and guests were asked to donate their wedding gifts to charity. Both the Brazilian rider and his Grecian wife take their philanthropy very seriously.Rio 2016 - Great Britain's Nick Skelton - Individual Final Round B
It was one of the sweetest moments of the year! The pair have been together for quite awhile and good friend of theirs, British rider Geoff Billington, says the couple are great together. Always in their whites and very rarely away from a show, the couple represent true talent and sportsmanship on an international scale.
Both native to Spain, these two met three years ago on the circuit. Marta, at 28 years old is 1 year older then Sergio who turns 28 in January of next year. The pair went on to earn two Olympic gold medals, as well as numerous other achievements, throughout their career together, overcoming many obstacles along the way. On May 14, the global equestrian community rallied together to say goodbye to these two legendary athletes as they retired from the sport in top form at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The whole story of Nick Skelton and Big Star is remarkable, and truly one of the most extraordinary journeys in the sport of show jumping.
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I cheered them on from the sidelines as they won Olympic gold in and and I was honored to be onsite at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and support the both of them at their retirement ceremony two weeks ago. That was an incredible moment.
During the London Olympics, Big Star was by far the best horse of the whole competition. He sadly had the rail down in the final or he would have won individual gold that year. After London, Big Star sustained a suspensory injury, which was very frustrating. Then he got another injury, which resulted in more time off. Nick is still physically fit and able to go out and win and continue to be one of the best riders there has ever been.
The indoor barn is immaculately tidy. Nick likes things tidy.
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Not always so tidy in the kitchen maybe, but the opposite when we sit down to talk in the beautifully appointed office. So many iconic trophies all organised, yet so many more awards have come in since Rio. Another trip to Buckingham Palace to go in the diary then. There have been many and as the Queen enjoys talking horses and racing there are good chats involved, although when I say Carl Hester loved the canapes Nick laughed: His Dad, David, lives next-door-but-one, and is up every morning at the gallops with his copy of The Racing Post.
Nick himself tries to split his time between the jumping and racing yards. Wow that was interesting.
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Nick tends to train horses rather than riders. So I think if you can place them in the right place it helps. We do flatwork with them, lots of schooling. He very, very rarely has a fence down.
When he hit the middle part of the combination on the first day it was my fault. That jump off in Rio was his eleventh round that year.
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It takes a serious horse just to train him like that at home. It takes some balls to do that and you need a class horse to do it with. Eric wins so many classes on that horse Fine Lady 5.