Richard is from Staffordshire and at a young age he rode in the pony club, having his first pony at the age of 9. His wife and children are also involved in horses and competing.
Below is a video fro YouTube of him riding his horse Artemis to an Elton John medley! This is the horse he will be riding in the Olympics.
He has his own website which is linked below and contains up to date information about him.
(These photos do not belong to me)