Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final: Team GB take Bronze and make history

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Gio Photo Copyright :copyright: FEI/Shannon Brinkman

Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final: Team GB take Bronze and make history In the Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final, Team GB took bronze and made history all at once. Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, and Lottie Fry took the first equestrian medal for Team GB at the Dressage Team Final today (27 July), walking away with bronze. Carl was the first rider inside the boards, with his 12-year-old, En Vogue. Only riding the gelding for the past 12 months and competing at just four International Grand Prix’s together before the Olympics, Carl…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Day One Highlights: Team GB Success, Eliminations, and Ones To Watch

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Dressage Day 1 Grand Prix Charlotte Fry (GBR) with ride Everdale at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo (JPN) FEI/Christophe Taniere 24 July 2021

Here are the Tokyo 2020 Dressage day one highlights. Team GB leave day one dressage at Tokyo 2020 with a successful start. Meanwhile, other nations hit back with leading result, whilst some suffered eliminations. Team GB Dressage Day One Highlights Team GB top their group qualifiers after day one of dressage at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo. Lottie Fry and Everdale Lottie Fry was the first British combination down the centre line, taking part in the first group dressage competition at Tokyo 2020. The Olympic debutant was riding Van Olst…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Withdrawals

Tokyo 2020 - 1st Dressage Horse Inspection at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo (JPN) Lyle Adrienne (USA) ride Salvino Friday 23 July FEI/Christophe Taniere

Tokyo 2020 Dressage Withdrawals The Tokyo 2020 Dressage withdrawals have left some riders out of medal contention before the Games even begin. There were 70 horses presenting at the Tokyo Olympics dressage trot-up. Out of the seventy, just two were sent to the holding box for further inspection. By coincidence, the two horses sent for holding are ridden by husband and wife, Isabelle and and Carlos Pinto. Both horses were travelling reserves for different countries. Isabelle was the French reserve, riding Hot Chocolat VD Kwaplas, a 14-year-old son of Sir…

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British Olympic Dressage Team For Tokyo 2020

(L-R) Gareth Hughes, Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester - Great Britain selected Equestrian Dressage athletes - Tokyo2020

British Olympic Dressage Team For Tokyo 2020 The British Olympic Dressage Team for Tokyo 2020 are gearing up for the Games. With seasoned Olympic champions on the squad, and fresh faces, this year’s Team GB Dressage squad is one to watch! British Olympic Dressage Team For Tokyo 2020 View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charlotte Dujardin (@charlotte_dujardincbe) Charlotte Dujardin Double Olympic Champion, Charlotte Dujardin once again joins the squad for Tokyo 2020. Based with team-mate, Carl Hester, at their yard in Newent, Gloustershire, Charlotte coaches, trains…

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John Oates Horseboxes Announces New Partnership with Carl Hester MBE

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John Oates Horseboxes announces new Partnership with Carl Hester MBE West Midlands based horsebox manufacturer, John Oates Horseboxes, have announced a new partnership with Olympic Dressage rider, Carl Hester MBE. Carl will join a team of brand ambassadors driving the highly acclaimed and popular built horseboxes. John Oates Horseboxes was founded over 30 years ago by Michael Oates Haddock, and have since evolved to meet expectations and requirements that suit horse, and rider. Director of John Oates Horseboxes, Michael Oates Haddock, said of the partnership: We are delighted to welcome…

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Carl Hesters Yard: Princesses, Prima Donnas and Valegros Big Appetite

Roving reporter and Shetland social media influencer, Beachboy Jasper. Image copyright FEI Parkes Media

Carl Hester’s Yard: Princesses, Prima Donnas and Valegro’s Big Appetite Guest Post: Written by Louise Parkes Shetland social influencer, Beachboy Jasper, visits Carl Hester and friends to talk life since the people-virus, horses with big names and show-offs who fancy themselves, with broodmare Bella at Carl Hester’s yard in Gloucestershire. On his debut as a roving reporter, Shetland social media influencer Beachboy Jasper visits Carl Hester’s yard in Gloucestershire, England where he gets the lowdown on some of the inmates. His timing isn’t perfect because the big names have just…

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Holland Cooper Carl Hester Gilet Review

Holland Cooper Carl Hester Gilet Review

Holland Cooper Carl Hester Gilet Review Product Review:: Everything Horse This month we trialled the new Holland Cooper Carl Hester Gilet. The brand, favoured for its high-end style and quality, teamed up with Carl Hester to design yet another fantastic item to add to their existing portfolio of equestrian apparel. Read on to find out more on our thoughts and findings. Delivery The gilet comes beautifully wrapped and presented in a box with a message printed on the inner, which offers the customer a personal touch. All boxes are ticked…

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Carl Hester and Nip Tuck Head to the Liverpool International Horse Show 2019

Carl Hester and Nip Tuck Head to the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show THE very best of British Dressage stars, featuring the legend that is Carl Hester and his megastar ride, Nip Tuck are confirmed to appear at this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. Carl and the enigmatic bay gelding, Nip Tuck have been in great form in recent weeks, together taking the prestigious British Dressage National Champion title in September. This was maestro, Carl’s tenth national champion title, and he was delighted to secure it with the much garlanded Nip Tuck. Said Carl: “It was nice to get my tenth National Champion title with him. He deserves it for what he’s given to British dressage – he’s represented Britain at European, World and Olympic level and always been so solid – he was due the win." On their TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show debut, Carl and Barney, as his is known at home, will showcase a Grand Prix test in the atmospheric M&S Bank Arena. Why not really make the most of your experience at the show by adding on ‘An Audience With’ upgrade to get close up and personal with Carl and guests during a special session at 4pm in the Arena Theatre on Saturday, December 28. The occasion will let fans enjoy, learn and interact with the equestrian and celebrity stars. The Equitop GLME Freestyle Dressage to Music competition takes place during the evening performance with riders vying for the honours in the popular class. Said TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show President, Nina Barbour: “We are delighted to be welcoming back dressage superstar Carl. He is an inspiration to the Sport at a global level and it is a privilege for him to join us at Liverpool. “The sport of dressage has grown beyond recognition and we are looking forward to watching some of the most talented and up and coming dressage horses in the country as they work towards Grand Prix. “The M&S Bank Arena is a fantastic venue and there will certainly be plenty of atmosphere to give the crowd a real taste of top class dressage.” Liz Barrett of Equitop added: “We are delighted to be supporting the Freestyle Dressage to Music class with Equitop GLME which provides the ingredients needed for optimal joint health, so important for horses competing at the highest level.” This year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show will see a host of leading names in action from December 28 to 31, at The M&S Bank Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. All tickets will include access to the Kids Zone with the shopping village open from 9am each day. Premium food and bar outlets will offer more variety around the arena, and an even better experience overlooking the warm up arena before the show, with cocktails and champagne flowing till late. To upgrade to an ‘Audience With’ session with Carl and guests tickets start from £12.50 for adults and £7.50 per child, plus fees. The very best hospitality, world class equestrian competition, the very best family entertainment and great fun all at the same time – it has to be this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show! As you sit back and enjoy watching the world’s leading show jumpers and dressage riders in action, make time to soak up the glamour of your surroundings. Enjoy the thrill of the equestrian competitions, top class music from rock royalty The Kings and heart-stopping entertainment while you enjoy the very best food and drinks in hospitality over the festive and New Year period. Hospitality at The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is second to none and makes a fantastic gift for great friends and family. Located on the multi-levelled platform overlooking the Main Arena, each table enjoys the best views in the house. There really is no better way to experience the show! The ever popular Champagne bar will be located next to the warm up arena allowing you to get close to the horses and riders as they prepare for the fantastic show jumping and dressage competitions that will take place over the four days. If it’s the New Year celebration you are looking forward to, of course there will be plenty of fizz to pop at midnight. To reserve VIP Hospitality on the VIP platform please telephone 01829 307676 or email hospitality@liverpoolhorseshow.com Family tickets start from £16pp (plus fees). To book tickets and for further information visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com

Sponsored Post** THE very best of British Dressage stars, featuring the legend that is Carl Hester and his megastar ride, Nip Tuck are confirmed to appear at the 2019 TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. Carl and the enigmatic bay gelding, Nip Tuck have been in great form in recent weeks, together taking the prestigious British Dressage National Champion title in September. This was maestro, Carl’s tenth national champion title, and he was delighted to secure it with the much garlanded Nip Tuck. Said Carl: It was nice to get…

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Carl Hester Collection Azar Gilet Review

Carl Hester Collection Azar Gilet Review

Carl Hester Collection Azar Gilet Review :: Product Reviews  Equisafety, leader of hi-visibility clothing, last month announced the launch of their new and exclusive range of equestrian apparel, the Carl Hester Collection. Here we review the gilet, one of the three new items from the riding and country clothing range. First Impressions Count …  On the first impression, expect to be wowed! Without a doubt, the quality and style of the range represent the man behind the collection, Carl Hester. The gilet forms part of the new and exclusive three-piece…

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Bolesworth Dressage Round-Up, Day One

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN and Mount St John Freestyle take the honours

Despite the rain, Dressage competition got underway today at Bolesworth International Horse Show with fine wins from two of Britain’s best, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin. There was further success for Sarah Higgins, following victory at Somerford Park Premier League Dressage and a selection of Young Horse Class finals to call winners on too. Grand Prix Double Olympic dressage champion, Charlotte Dujardin was on top form today winning the UK Grand Prix on board 10-year-old mare, Mount St John Freestyle – a horse that could take her all the way…

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Carl Hester Collection … a reflection of perfection

Equisafety - Carl Hester Collection

Carl Hester Collection Lands Seal of Approval for Equisafety Leading manufacturer of high visibility clothing, Equisafety, has announced the launch of their exciting new line of equestrian garments for 2019. A year in development, the Carl Hester Collection has his full approval and is now available in selected stockists!     Talent, attention to detail, and top performance have made Carl Hester one of the world’s greatest riders, so unsurprisingly, these same qualities have been reflected in a new range of clothing that carries his name. I wanted quality, practicality…

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Bolesworth International Dressage Line-Up for 2019

Bolesworth International Horse Show Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle

7 Days to go until The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2019! Major British and continental dressage stars are heading to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. The show is set to host a number of prestigious Dressage Viewing Trials for the Young Dressage Horse World Championships as well as the prestigious Equitop Myoplast CDI3* Grand Prix and Freestyle. Big names to look out for at this year’s show include Carl Hester and Britain’s golden girl, Charlotte Dujardin MBE. The pair will be riding their current stars Hawtins Delicato…

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An Action Packed Weekend for Somerford Park Premier League Dressage

Saturday saw the action really get underway at Somerford Park Premier League Dressage with a fabulous schedule of elite dressage competition. A whole host of classes played out including the FEI Junior Team, Freestyle to Music Prix St George, Premier League FEI Intermediate II and Premier League FEI Prix St Georges, to name but a few. Sophie Wells and C Fatal Attraction rode to win Saturday’s PSG class, sponsored by Fairfax Saddles. The pair closed the deal with a score of 74.47%. I’m thrilled with the win today, he’s not…

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World Class Riders Head to Somerford Park Premier League Dressage

Carl Hester & Hawtins Delicato Win Somerford Park Grand Prix. Image credit Lucy Hall/Somerford Park

Excitement is building as we head into this bank holiday’s Somerford Park Premier League Dressage Show 24th – 27th May 2019. A stellar line up of British Dressage’s elite will be on hand to produce a dazzling display of dressage including Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, Michael and Marie Eilberg, Emile Faurie, Becky Moody, Charlie Hutton, Amy Woodhead, Anders Dahl and Isobel Wessels to name just a few. Don’t miss out on four action-packed days of competition and fun for all the family at Somerford Park Premier League Dressage Show, Cheshire…

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7 Great Reasons to Attend Bolesworth International Horse Show

Bolesworth International Horse Show

The countdown is on! With less than one month to go, here we take a look at 7 great reasons to attend Cheshire’s most talked about equestrian event. Highly regarded as a ‘must visit event’ on the summer show circuit, this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is set to be one ‘hot’ place to be this June (12th to 16th, 2019) The five-day event brings together world-class equestrian sport and family entertainment combined with the finest hospitality in the fantastic setting of Bolesworth Castle. Highlights include the Carl Hester…

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Royal Windsor Success for Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin Royal Windsor Horse Show riding Erlentanz

Charlotte Dujardin has proved she is back to her winning form after securing an array of wins during this week’s Royal Windsor Horse Show. Riding Sonnar Murray Brown’s, Erlentanz,  Dujardin celebrated her second win of the competition finishing with a score of 81.9% in the Al Shira’aa Grand Prix Freestyle to Music CDI4*, the horse’s first over 80% mark. Dujardin’s ride comes while the horse’s owner, Sonnar, recovers from a broken leg. Dujardin’s first win came the day before, again riding Erlentanz in the CDI4* Al Shira’aa Grand Prix, finishing…

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Carl Hester to Present Exclusive Masterclass at Bolesworth International 2019

Carl Hester Demo - Charlotte Dujardin on Uthopia

Carl Hester to Present Exclusive Masterclass at Bolesworth International 2019 Carl Hester has teamed up with FEI 4* Judge, Peter Storr, to bring visitors to the Equerry Horse Feeds Bolesworth International 2019 and exclusive Masterclass for 2019. The Masterclass, which will take place during Wednesday evening’s (7pm) timetable of events, follows an incredibly successful two years of demonstrations for Carl and his team of horses. The new Masterclass, titled ‘80% Is The New 70%’ – Through The Eyes Of The Judges – on Wednesday, June 12 at 7pm. With such…

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Carl Hester and Nip Tuck Make it a Hat-Trick at Keysoe

Carl Hester and Nip Tuck. Image credit Kevin Sparrow

Carl Hester and Nip Tuck Make it a Hat-Trick at Keysoe Carl Hester and Nip Tuck continue form, finishing with a hat-trick at Keysoe Equestrian Centre, Bedfordshire. It was an evening of rare treats for the enthusiastic home crowd at the College Equestrian Centre. An all-star cast descended upon the venue to do battle in the hotly-contested Equine Construction Grand Prix Freestyle, and though the final scores were tight at the top, British stalwart Carl Hester managed to edge the win from teammate Charlotte Dujardin. Carl’s victory was all the…

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Carl Hester and Nip Tuck Return in Spectacular Fashion

Carl Hester and Nip Tuck. Image credit Kevin Sparrow

Carl Hester and Nip Tuck Return in Spectacular Fashion Dressage sensation Carl Hester last night took a win as he returned to competition on board Nip Tuck in the Equine Construction CDI Dressage Grand Prix, at Keysoe. The win came following a short break in competition since the European Championships in Gothenburg 2017. It was announced in February that the pair would make their return to competition at Keysoe CDI3*. He last did the Europeans in 2017, and it does feel like it’s been ages! He was fourth there, and…

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Valegro to Star at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show

Charlotte and Valegro

Valegro to Star at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Living legend Valegro, will star at the Theraplace UK Liverpool International Horse Show on December 28. A winner of countless gold medals and top accolades with Charlotte, Valegro will be at the iconic Echo Arena where spectators will be treated to a very special Valegro parade with commentary and a look back over his hugely successful career. Said Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, President, Nina Barbour: We are thrilled that Carl and Valegro’s joint owners Roly Luard and Anne…

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Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester Head to the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show

Charlotte Dujardin and Sophie Wells to Light Up The Echo Arena for the 2018 UK Liverpool International Horse Show Charlotte Dujardin and Sophie Wells will be lighting up the Liverpool Echo Arena during the opening night of the Liverpool International Horse Show. Charlotte, who will be riding the stunning Florentina VI, and Sophie will be joined by a selection of the best decorated dressage stars as they compete in the Equitop Myoplast sponsored Inter 1 Freestyle Dressage to Music. Charlotte and Florentina VI have been in fantastic form this year…

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Olympia to Honour Team GBR Medalists

Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin returns to Olympia Horse Show to give a Medal-Winning Masterclass

Olympia to Honour Team GBR Medalists Medallists from the 2018 Tyron World Equestrian Games (WEG) are going to be honoured at this year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show. The riders will take part in a celebratory parade, on the Thursday evening (20 December) in honour of the eight medals the British team achieved during their time in Tyron. The parade will give spectators the perfect opportunity to show their appreciation to all the riders, owners and the chefs d’équipe who partook. The Team GBR Dressage squad, consisting of Carl…

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HOYS Donate Hospitality Package to Support MDIRF Charity August’s Theft

HOYS to support MDIRF

HOYS Donate Hospitality Package to Support MDIRF Charity August’s Theft Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) have donated a hospitality package to show support for the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund following the theft of their Camper Van in August. The donated prize includes; 2 x Hospitality tickets for the Thursday evening, three-course meal, table service and a meet and greet with Carl Hester immediately after his rider signing. The MDRIF White Chausson Flash09 Camper Van had been left full of stock, which was ready to head to Burghley Horse Trials to help raise…

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Team GBR Secure First Medal At The World Equestrian Games

Carl Hester of Great Britain and Hawkins Delicato Photo FEI/ Martin Dokoupil

Team GBR Secure First Medal At The World Equestrian Games Team GBR have secured their first medal of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tyron, North Carolina, taking bronze in the Helgstrand-sponsored team dressage competition. Team GBR were lying in silver medal position following remarkable tests from Carl Hester and ride Hawtins Delicato, Spencer Wilton with Super Nova II and Emile Faurie riding Dono Di Maggo. Charlotte Dujardin was last to go for the team, riding Emma and Jill Blundell’s nine-year-old, Mount St John Freestyle, scoring 77.76% at the mare’s…

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Great Britain’s dressage World Equestrian Games team announced

Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John Freestyle during the Al Shira'a Grand Prix Freestyle during the Royal Windsor Horse Show private grounds of Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the county of Berkshire, UK on 11th May 2018 © RWHS / Peter Nixon

Great Britain’s dressage World Equestrian Games team announced The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the dressage team, selected by the British Dressage selection panel, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018. The athletes selected are (in alphabetical order); Charlotte Dujardin CBE from Gloucestershire, with the Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Freestyle Emile Faurie from Oxfordshire, with Hof Kasselmann KG’s Dono Di Maggio Carl Hester MBE from Gloucestershire, with Lady Anne Evans, Ann Cory and his own Hawtins Delicato Spencer…

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