A teenage showjumping superstar collected a prestigious award at a ceremony that brought together British and equestrian royalty.
Oliver Fletcher received the British Showjumping Award from Princess Anne following an incredibly successful year.
Representing Great Britain at the Children’s European Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, the 14-year-old from Faringdon won both team gold and individual bronze medals as a result of his performances across the championships.
The youngster also won the Children’s International Grand Prix in Wierden in Netherlands riding horse Dahar.
Thanks to his remarkable consistency in over 1 metre 50 classes, Oliver, the son of former showjumping Olympian Graham and London 2012 reserve rider Tina, is the leading under 21 rider in the British Showjumping leagues.
This year’s event celebrated the 75th Animal Health Trust UK Equestrian Awards.
Professional riders, leading equine vets and horse welfare specialists attended the special event, hosted at The London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square at the end of last month.
Every penny of profit made on the night by the AHT is reinvested into their care for animals.