Charlotte and Gio delight once again at London International

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) riding Gio, winners at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League - London (GBR) Copyright ©FEI/Jon Stroud

Charlotte and Gio delight once again at London International Written by Louise Parkes As three-time Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin said, there’s nothing quite like a big win in front of the home crowd. The 36-year-old athlete and the brilliant little gelding Gio certainly gave spectators a treat when securing a last-to-go victory at the fourth leg of the FEI…

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Charlotte Dujardin sets a new personal best in London riding Gio

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio and London International horse show 2021

Charlotte Dujardin sets a new personal best in London riding Gio Opening the 2021 edition of The London International Horse Show in style, Charlotte Dujardin set a new personal best on Thursday morning riding her 2020 Tokyo Olympic ride, Gio in The FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix (2021 Short Test). The early morning test welcomed 15 dressage competitors into…

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Horse & Country to Livestream London International Horse Show

John Whitaker Horse and Country livestream London International Horse Show

Horse & Country to Livestream London International Horse Show Livestream London International Horse Show available over five days On-demand coverage to cover dressage, showjumping, driving and more Members of Horse & Country’s streaming service, H&C+, have a treat in store this Christmas, with extensive live and on-demand coverage from every day of this year’s London International Horse Show (LIHS). The…

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Charlotte Dujardin to ride Gio at The London International Horse Show

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio

Charlotte Dujardin to ride Gio at The London International Horse Show Organisers of The London International Horse Show have today confirmed that Charlotte Dujardin, Britain’s joint most decorated female Olympian, will have the ride on her Olympic partner Gio to headline a fantastic line-up of Dressage stars at the Show, which runs from 16 – 20 December 2021. Dujardin, currently…

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‘This is not a sport for the faint hearted’ Charlotte Dujardin’s parting words as she announces shock sale of Gio

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

‘This is not a sport for the faint hearted’ Charlotte Dujardin’s parting words as she announces shock sale of Gio Charlotte Dujardin has announced her Tokyo Olympic ride, Gio has been sold. The 2011 KWPN Apache x Tango gelding, known as Pumpkin at home, has been sold to 16-year-old British Junior Dressage rider Annabella Pidgley, daughter of Tony Pidgley, avid…

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Tokyo 2020 Individual Dressage Final: Charlotte Dujardin Takes Bronze

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio at Tokyo 2020 (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Individual Dressage Final: Charlotte Dujardin Takes Bronze  In the Tokyo 2020 Individual dressage final, Charlotte Dujardin takes bronze to become the most decorated British female olympian of all time! Charlotte was the last to go for Team GB, taking young and inexperienced, Gio onto the Olympic stage.  The pair had enchanted the judges and audience with their energetic, bouncy presence…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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……...

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Is Hacking As Good As Turnout?

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Is Hacking As Good As Turnout? Is hacking as good as turnout? Hacking and turnout for your horse are somewhat similar, in terms of benefits. They both involve being outdoors, providing mental stimulation that you just can’t get in the arena. But for those who struggle with accessing turnout, or don’t enjoy hacking, can one replace the other? The Benefits…...

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Charlotte Dujardin delights with Freestyle win as British dominate at Olympia

Coronavirus COVID-19 release for FEI cancellation recommendation - image Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John Freestyle at Olympia, in the main hall 2019. FEI Dressage World Cup class.

Charlotte Dujardin delights with Freestyle win as British dominate at Olympia Guest Post: Written by Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin produced a superb victory with Mount St John Freestyle in the sixth leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League at Olympia, London (GBR).  Charlotte Dujardin produced a superb victory with Mount St John Freestyle…

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Isabell Werth and Charlotte Dujardin go Head to Head in Lyon

Germany’s Isabell Werth showed exactly why she is known as The Queen of international dressage when, on her debut in the 2019/2020 FEI Dressage World Cup™ Western European League at the second leg in Lyon, France, she produced yet another of her right-royal victories riding Emilio. (FEI/Eric Knoll)

Germany’s Isabell Werth showed exactly why she is known as The Queen of international dressage when, on her debut in the 2019/2020 FEI Dressage World Cup™ Western European League at the second leg in Lyon, France, she produced yet another of her right-royal victories. Partnering the 13-year-old gelding Emilio she was pinned into second place during the day before’s Grand…

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Charlotte Dujardin reigns for a fourth year as the Dressage Future Elite Champion 2019

Dressage Future Elite Champion 2019, Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John Valencia © Julian Portch

Charlotte Dujardin did not let anyone else get a look in for the title of the Dressage Future Elite Champion 2019 during Horse of the Year Show that takes place this week at the NEC, Birmingham. Taking the title for the fourth consecutive year with four different horses just proves her sheer talent for producing horses to the highest level.…

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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,…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Charlotte and Florentina Take Liverpool Honours

Charlotte Dujardin and Florentina

Charlotte Dujardin and Florentina VI Take Liverpool International Honours Double Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin proved the headline act on the opening day of the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show. Charlotte, who earlier in the evening paraded her multiple major championship medal-winning horse Valegro to gasps of delight at the Echo Arena, returned with Florentina VI to win the Intermediate…

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Dressage at Olympia Crowns a New Duke

Dressage at Olympia Crowns a New Duke Written by Amy Powell After two nights of tough competition in the World Cup Dressage classes at Olympia, the London International Horse Show welcomed an international contingent of winners. Dutch rider Hans Peter Minderhoud claimed the Grand Prix on board Glock’s Dream Boy N.O.P and Frederic Wandres was crowned as Olympia’s first German…

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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……...

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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…

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