Rich Fellers, USA Equestrian, began his riding career at the age of 11 when he was given a two-year-old Appaloosa for his birthday.
The first American to win the World Cup show jumping finals in 25 years, Fellers knew he and his Irish Sporthorse, Flexible, had a pretty good chance of making the 2012 Olympic Team.
And they did. Fellers has competed with Flexible since the 16-year-old horse was seven.
At 52, Fellers is, well, fine. And dandy.
Let's hope he and Flexible bring home the gold.