Charlotte Dujardin Honored Again by Queen Elizabeth

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Charlotte Dujardin displaying individual Olympic gold medal won on Valegro at 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Charlotte and Valegro won two individual Olympic gold medals that only two other combinations in history have achieved--Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands on Salinero in 2004 and 2008 and Nicole Uphoff of Germany on Rembrandt in 1988 and 1992. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Dujardin displaying individual Olympic gold medal won on Valegro at 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Charlotte and Valegro won two individual Olympic gold medals that only two other combinations in history have achieved–Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands on Salinero in 2004 and 2008 and Nicole Uphoff of Germany on Rembrandt in 1988 and 1992. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LONDON, Dec. 30, 2016–Charlotte Dujardin will be awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth, the second honor for Great Britain’s two-time individual Olympic gold medalist.

The 31-year-old Charlotte who retired her Olympic partner Valegro earlier this month was among several British equestrians to be named in the Queen’s New Year honors.

Charlotte was honored with an OBE, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, after she won team and individual gold at the London Olympics in 2012.

She and Valegro won team silver and individual gold at Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Nick Skelton who won individual gold in jumping on Big Star was also awarded a CBE.