LONDON 52 you are simply the BEST

Laura Collett Badminton 2022 Winner

It’s going to take a long time before this one sinks in.  Dan is continuing to make every childhood dream become a reality.

I can’t believe what happened  … on 8th May 2016 I got home from Badminton to meet my new horse – LONDON 52 with all the dreams of one day riding him there … on 8th May 2022 I got home from Badminton with him in the back of the lorry after WINNING. Dreams can come true.

He’s the horse of a lifetime. He’s done so much for me and I came into this week saying he owes me nothing, and then he goes and does that. I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be sat on a horse like him. He just gets better and better, and the most exciting thing is he’s still young enough to come back and do it all again, hopefully!

It’s not often you get to go into the ring at Badminton with a fence in hand. At the end of the day, the horse is just phenomenal and jumped better and better…and better. Piggy [March] said to me this morning in the stables “would you swap him for any other horse in the field.” I said no, I might swap the rider but not the horse!

“I just had to remember that I was out on an unbelievable jumper, and he showed that today. I can’t sum it up, I’ve had a whirlwind 18 months. From winning my first five star in Pau in 2020, to an Olympic gold medal, to coming here and winning my first Badminton, there are no words.

THANK YOU for all the messages, photos and videos… I absolutely love seeing them all.

You can view our images from Badminton 2022 here.  Stunning photos with thanks to Libby Law Photography – NZL