To celebrate four-time Olympian Richard Davison’s 60th birthday today (20 September), we’ve dug deep into the archives to take a look back at some of his career highlights in pictures — from the early days at Pony Club to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
1965: South Staffs branch of the Pony Club camp
The early days: Sailor was bought for Richard when he was nine-years-old and taught him some important lessons in producing and selling. “When I outgrew Sailor my parents told me there was no extra money to buy another one — whatever we got from Sailor would be the only money for my next pony,” remembers Richard. “So I got busy schooling him and thinking about the best way to market him. I made up an advert and eventually — having made a small profit — I shook hands on a deal.”
1996: Val d’Isere
1998: World Equestrian Games, Rome
2005: Hickstead Dressage
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