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British eventing legend Karen Dixon is preparing to move her family, horses and business to Northern Ireland.

Karen — who rode for Team GB at four Olympic Games and won silver in Seoul in 1988 on Get Smart — and husband Andrew are house-hunting in County Antrim — his boyhood home.

The couple currently lives near Barnard Castle, in County Durham, in a house that has been in Karen’s family for three generations.

Karen told The Times that she has two “cracking” young eventers — including 7-year-old Classic Moet, who completed her first intermediate earlier this month — and hopes to compete them from Co Antrim.

Karen Dixon’s brilliant eventer Get Smart was put down on 1 March, aged 30 but 25-year-old Too Smart, who partnered her at Sydney in 2000, will make the move with them.