BT Sport’s Action Woman of the Year Charlotte Dujardin is arguably the most successful dressage rider of all time. She is now double Olympic Champion, World Champion, European Champion, won the World Cup this year and has broken every dressage world record. If that isn’t enough, this week her unbelievable year culminated in her breaking two of those world records again at the London International Show, Olympia in front of a massive home crowd.

So popular is Dujardin in her sport that almost everywhere she competes now is in front of a large, enthusiastic audience. One might expect her to feel even more pressure to perform in front of her home crowd - but it’s not competing that makes the 29-year-old nervous.

Dujardin said: “That’s what I do; I ride, I train every day to go in the arena to perform - I’m used to that. Standing in front of an audience collecting an award, I’m not used to that. Getting in a dress is not me.

“I love every minute of riding in the arena. Valegro is the most incredible horse. Coming here is just nothing, it’s like the easiest thing in the world. I mean after standing up in front of 12,000 people at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards or collecting my BT Sport award, coming here, riding here in front of your home crowd is a breeze.”

Dujardin was crowned BT Sport Action Woman of the Year this month

Olympia has been happy hunting ground for Dujardin and her horse Valegro, who claimed her third successive victory at the show. The pair enthralled a full house firstly on Tuesday night by producing a world record score of 87.46 per cent in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup, which bettered their previous record set in the World Cup Final in Lyon earlier this year.

This was her first competition with the evergreen Valegro since the World Equestrian Games in August and Dujardin came to the show directly from the BBC Sport Personality Awards in Glasgow. She also admitted to suffering from a bad cold.

He makes me so emotional, the fact that he is this horse that just keeps giving."

Charlotte Dujardin

On Wednesday night, the pair further delighted their audience with their faultless freestyle programme to a compilation of emotive music from the soundtrack to the film ‘How to Train your Dragon.’ They made complicated moves look easy and dressage judge Stephen Clarke described it as “the best freestyle ever ridden”. As Dujardin rode out she received a standing ovation from almost every member of the crowd.

Dujardin paid credit to her amazing horse, who she described as her “dance partner” at the Action Woman awards. “I went in that arena tonight and had so much fun, he is just the most incredible horse. He just adapts to whatever I want, however much.

“He was with me all the way and it’s just the most fantastic feeling. The last pirouette, I was nearly in tears. He makes me so emotional, the fact that he is this horse that just keeps giving.

“To walk out and see everyone in the crowd standing up cheering, to have that support behind you, makes me so proud. I don’t get to ride in front of my home crowd very often and I’m delighted that they have been able to witness two world records.”