Dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin has made a young fan’s day by sending the child her winning rosette from the world cup final.
Three-year-old Macy Bray and her pony, Daisy, dressed up as Charlotte and Valegro for a fancy dress competition in May.
Macy donned a smart tailcoat and medals while Daisy sported white bands around her plaits, a white Great Britain saddle cloth and white bandages for the occasion.
The reigning Olympic, World and European dressage champion saw their efforts and posted on her Facebook page in May that she was “very flattered”.
On learning the test-ready combination did not win, Charlotte decided to send them a special prize.
The dressage star sent Macy and Daisy the first-place rosette she won at the FEI world cup dressage final in Las Vegas in April.
Charlotte announced the news along with a picture of her and Valegro’s look-alikes on her Facebook page on Thursday (24 June).
She said: “So back in May, the lovely Macy and Daisy went to a fancy dress show as myself and Valegro, but sadly they didn’t win and left empty handed.
“Her efforts were amazing and I know I mention it a lot on here but it really is a complete privilege to be in a position of inspiring others and being quite touched, I decided to rectify that.
“So I present to you Macy Bray and Daisy the pony, our winner and now owner of a red rosette…the one Blueberry and I won from the Reem Acra FEI world cup dressage final in Las Vegas earlier this year.
“Stay smiling Macy. You did a great job at the show and now you have the red one you deserve.
Charlotte, who is due to compete at Hartpury Festival of Dressage next week ahead of the Europeans, added “Blueberry sends his love too”.