Watch as Germany's Olympic-winning HORSE Mandy walks down red carpet while Barry Manilow belts out on speakers
OLYMPIC gold-medal winning horse Mandy got the red carpet treatment on her return to Germany.
And the mare was serenaded by Barry Manilow belting out the famous song of her name on the speakers as she trotted out.
Julia Krajewski has entered the equestrian history books as the very first female athlete to take the Individual Olympic Eventing title on the horse earlier in the week.
When the Games last took place in Tokyo back in 1964 the USA's Lana du Pont was the first woman to compete in the three-day event, so female firsts and the Tokyo Olympics seem to be intrinsically linked.
Last in, Krajewski could have been completely overwhelmed but held her nerve to deliver a fabulous round from the mare.
She claimed top step of the podium and her place in equestrian history, ahead of Team GB's Tom McEwen and Australia's Andrew Hoy in silver and bronze.
So it was only right the four-legged superstar got some special treatment on her return to her home.
Krajewski the video on social media and people loved it.
Liz Burke posted that Mandy was 'gorgeous' while Lucy Stone 'loved her slightly baffled face the whole time'.
Another added that it was 'Lovely to see horses treated like the athletes on their return home.'
Calla Wahlquist responded to that with: "Germany has been leading the way on this for a while now."
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That sentiment was echoed by another horse fan, who posted: "All the horses that competed deserve a welcome home reception like this."
Another joked that she was 'crying' after watching the clip.
Speaking to Horse and Hound about her triumph, Krajewski said: "I’m super proud of my horse.
“Before we went in, I said ‘Mandy, we’re going to get it’ and I think she knew it was a special day."
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