A man that needs no introduction... The legendary showjumper and the master of the Rio Olympics 2016, Nick Skelton is to hang up his riding boots for one last time.

With a story like no other, Nick became Team GB's second oldest rider in history when he won Gold in Rio last Summer. Some 16 years after he broke his neck and was told he would never ride again, he proved everyone wrong, winning our nation a medal of the best sort. This win came 4 years after being part of the Gold medal winning team in London 2012, in which Scott Brash, Ben Maher and Peter Charles proved the perfect foursome.

His Rio ride, Big Star, is also set to retire this year, finishing on top form, fit and well.

"I've always said I'd retire when Big Star did, and that's what I'm going to do."

Their official retirement will take place at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 14th.

Nick, who has been involved in the sport for an astonishing 43 years is thrilled to be ending on such a hugh, culminating winning individual Gold at Rio, his seventh Olympics, last Summer.

We wish Nick, and the striking bay stallion, Big Star, the happiest, healthiest and most enjoyable retirement.