Dujardin comes in fourth in Sports Personality Awards

Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin

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Charlotte Dujardin picked up the fourth largest number of public votes for Sports Personality of the Year.

The former Vandyke student received 75,814 votes, enough for fourth place behind winner Lewis Hamilton, Rory McIlroy and Jo Pavey.

She tweeted: “What an incredible evening and congratulations to Lewis! So overwhelming to see dressage up there! Thank you to everyone for voting.”

It caps a remarkable 2014 for the rider. In April, Charlotte became the first British winner of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup TM Finals in Lyon.

During the competition broke her own World Record for the grand prix test with 87.129 per cent.

She was then part of the Great Britain team which took silver behind Germany in the FEI World Equestrian Games.

But it was in the individual event where she shone, blowing the judges away with her routine on Blueberry and earning a gold medal.

Her 2014 performances now mean she is the first British rider in history to simultaneously hold the individual titles at Olympic, World and European levels.