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" Every horse I get on I can adapt to. It's like a jigsaw puzzle. "
" The fan mail I get every day is incredible. It piles through the door from not just Britain but everywhere. It is so great to have that support behind me - everyone says I am an inspiration. It is great. "
" All you can do is to do your best. "
Do Your Best
" People tell me I'm their idol and a huge inspiration - that's really surreal. "
" My first ambition was to be a show jumper. I did a bit of dressage as part of it, and the dressage trainer saw me and said, 'Why are you wasting your time with the other stuff? You should be concentrating on this.' "
" My mum used to ride, and when she was mucking out, I always wanted to sit on a horse. And if she took me off, I'd scream my head off. "
" For most athletes, there's a focus on your own fitness, but I have to rely on my horse, too. I've been very lucky so far, and it hasn't presented a problem, but you can never count on a competition going as planned until you're there and actually doing it. "
" I was frightened. I hadn't really had any experience, and then all of a sudden I was thrown straight into doing interviews. Most people have build-up. I had none. "
" I literally worked from the bottom up to where I am now. "
" I turned the Gloucester Christmas lights on and our local Newent lights on, so everyone recognises me now. It is a completely different life for me. "
" I've had so many letters from people saying I've inspired them to take up riding, and that's an amazing feeling. "
" I don't ever want to be famous. I never want to live that life. I genuinely hate the fact that I would be stopped for a picture or an autograph all the time. "
" I've done more than I ever dreamed of. "
" I have walked into several pubs, and guys in there have said to me, 'My God, you are the girl off the dancing horse.' They have got no idea about dressage, and they said, 'I can't work out whether you make the horse do that or the horse does it itself - we just couldn't tell - but it brought tears to our eyes.' "
" People recognise me now. I've got so much fan mail. "
" I have come from a background where I haven't had lots of money to put me on the map. I've had to work very hard for what I've got. "
" I literally got a private invite for lunch with the Queen. There was just 10 of us. And I was absolutely petrified because you can't take anyone with you, and no other sportspeople were there. There was the head of the military, and then the Queen sat next to me. "
" It is very rare that he makes a mistake, and I feel just privileged to have done what I have with him. There will never be another Valegro. "
" It isn't called dressage any more - it is called 'dancing horses.' "
" The sport is about finding the horses. But to find another Valegro is impossible. "
" I want to get up and ride my horses, do what I love doing. I don't want to be recognised. "
" You can't do the same thing every day with the horse. Because they then know the thing inside out, and they're leading you, not the other way round. You don't want them to take over. You have to be able to ride the movements and set the movements up; you don't want them starting before you are ready. "
" So many horses get stage fright when they enter the arena, and that's it - the performance is over. "
" You need to believe in yourself. "
Believe In Yourself
" It is probably like an artist. They see in their head what they want to draw, and they draw it. It is like I have a feeling inside me that I want to create on a horse, and that is what I do. "