He did it! British eventer, Jonty Evans, began fundraising in July to buy Cooley Rorkes Drift AKA 'Art', the horse he rode at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after its owner put it up for sale.
"I'm a blithering wreck, I can't believe how people have helped.
“The fact that Art is going to stay with us now and this will be his forever home is a really, really, really special thing. People have done it for us.”
"The horse's performances at Rio and at Badminton have shown that he is a top class horse and the rest is about the relationship and the partnership and people have really taken that to their hearts."
Evans now hopes to compete in the European championships.
"Then at the end of next year, the world games in America (FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 in North Carolina) and the future - looking towards Tokyo and the Olympic games."
He added that there was "no way" Art would be sold in the future.