Peter Charles

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Peter Charles
Personal information
Full namePeter Charles
NationalityIrish &
DisciplineShow jumping
Born (1960-01-18) 18 January 1960 (age 59)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight168 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Peter Charles returns to the Great Britain Show Jumping Team". FEI. 10 February 2007. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2008.
  2. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 24.
  3. ^ "Springsteen's daughter buys Team GB horse". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.
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  5. ^ "Bruce Springsteen's daughter buys Peter Charles' gold medal winning horse". Telegraph. 19 September 2012.