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Woman admits neglecting foal rescued by Dujardin

A woman from Gloucestershire has admitted neglecting a foal that has since been re-homed by Olympic dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin.

Lisa Fletcher was banned from keeping horses last year after pleading guilty to three counts of neglect.

But despite that ban Ms Fletcher continued to keep two animals, a horse and a foal, in squalid conditions in another yard nearby.

Both animals were severely emaciated. The foal has now been adopted by Charlotte Dujardin, who has named him Santa. The horse, Frank, has recovered and is looking for a new home.

Fletcher will be sentenced next month.


Stamp of approval for Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte's Gold Medal stamp is the 23rd to be issued in the games so far - and Charlotte's second Credit: Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has issued a stamp to mark Charlotte Dujardin's victory in the Equestrian Individual Dressage on her horse Valegro today. It will be on sale in post offices at lunchtime tomorrow (Friday).

It is the 23rd Gold Medal stamp to be released - Charlotte of course already features on one thanks to her winning gold in the team event with her Gloucestershire team-mates Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer, who gained bronze today.

Tomorrow a second post box in Newent, where Charlotte lives and trains, will be painted gold to mark her achievements.