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Gold medal winning Team GB dressage rider Carl Hester to star in Spanish Riding School’s 2012 UK tour

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Team GB dressage rider Carl Hester will be proudly showing off his team gold medal at his appearance on the UK tour of The Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

Great Britain’s dressage riders won team gold and landed their first title in Olympic history.

Barely 24 hours after the British showjumping team clinched a first gold medal for 60 years, the dressage trio led by Carl Hester also triumphed at Greenwich Park.

Britain had never previously won an Olympic dressage medal, which underlines the magnitude of their achievement

This medal winning Olympic Champion who scored 80% in the Team and on his black stallion Uthopia will be opening the show at the NIA in Birmingham.

Carl is also hoping for a individual medal when he competes on Thursday.

He commented;

“Today has been momentous, I am dying with pride. It is hard to put this experience into words. To win gold with such a phenomenal team is just amazing! And to do it in London is even better! For me life is about challenges and so the next focus for me is an individual medal. And then I’m opening for the phenomenal Spanish Riding School of Vienna in Birmingham. Life doesn’t get any better than this!”

Carl will perform his gold medal winning performance to the music that he rode to in the Olympics and also give a masterclass in some of the dressage moves that the modern day sport includes.

He will also be amusing everyone with his behind the scenes stories of the London 2012 Olympics prompted by host for the show TV presenter Nicki Chapman.

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna tour will take place in Birmingham at the NIA on 16th, 17th and 18th November. Not only will visitors get to watch a medal winning Olympian but will be treated to stunning displays from the white Lipizzaner stallions. Marvel at the trust and harmony between horse and rider during the in-hand work, sit back and enjoy the foot-perfect quadrille and look on in amazement as the stallions carry out their famous airs above the ground.

To ensure you don’t miss out on seeing the world’s most famous school of equitation on home ground and to see Carl Hester book your tickets today. Sure to be a sell-out, early booking will avoid disappointment.

The Spanish Riding School at the NIA, Birmingham:

Friday 16thth Nov 2011 – 8pm

Saturday 17h Nov 2011 – 8pm

Sunday 18th Nov 2011 – 3pm.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £25, £35, £55 & £65, and available from www.livenation.co.uk

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