Peter Charles

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Peter Charles
Personal information
Full name Peter Charles
Nationality Ireland &
United Kingdom
Discipline Show jumping
Born (1960-01-18) 18 January 1960 (age 54)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)

Peter Charles MBE (born 1 January 1960) is an Irish-British equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping.

Originally a competitor for Great Britain, Charles changed nationalities to Irish in 1992. In 2007, he relinquished his status as an Irish rider and once again began representing Great Britain.[1]

Charles was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to equestrianism.[2]

Charles reportedly sold his gold medal winning horse, Vindicat W, to rock star Bruce Springsteen for his showjumper daughter Jessica.[3][4][5]

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