Dujardin takes gold in the Freestyle for a double world champion title. ago29

Dujardin takes gold in the Freestyle for a double ...

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro were the stars of the show once again today when collecting their second gold medal of the week in the Dressage Freestyle at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy. The pair now hold the full complement of world Dressage titles, having already strutted to glory at Olympic, European and Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ level during their extraordinary three-year-career together. Mirroring Wednesday’s Grand Prix Special result, it was Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg who claimed silver with Damon Hill NRW, but this time around, the Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen nudged...

GP KUR Dujardin and Valegro second Gold in Caen. ago29

GP KUR Dujardin and ...

WEG Normandy Caen – Grand Prix Freestyle – 29 August 2014 Rank Horse Rider Nat. % K % E % H % C % M % B % F % Moy. 1. VALEGRO Charlotte DUJARDIN 89.500 (1.) 92.250 (1.) 92.750 (1.) 94.000 (1.) 93.375 (1.) 89.875 (1.) 93.375 (1.) 92.161 2. DAMON HILL NRW Helen...

Freestyle Day at the...

After a tense week of competition, the final day at the Hippodrome in La Prairie racecourse finishes with all five grades competing in the Freestyle tests with their dancing horses. Fifteen medals gleamed in the sun after the top riders from each grade battled it out for Freestyle...

Chez Philip: the WEG...

The sixth episode on DRESSAGE-international.com Episode six features European, Olympic and World Champion Charlotte Dujardin. Patrik Kittel and his wife Lyndal Oatley also paid us a visit, and Sienna was up at the crack of dawn to report from the Endurance competition – won by HH Sheikh...

Caen 2014: First Para-Equestrian team spots confir...

It was a dramatic day at the Para-Equestrian Dressage competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) today, as a début rider took Grade II gold, and Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany booked the first three team spots on offer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The Netherlands’ Rixt van der Horst, at her first major international competition, defeated Great Britain’s Natasha Baker in the Grade II individual test. Riding Uniek, she scored 72.457% to Baker’s 71.429% on Cabral. Canada’s Lauren Barwick took the bronze, riding Off to Paris to score 70.914%. A tearful Van Der Horst told...

Christiansen Wins he...

Great Britain’s Sophie Christiansen once again reigns supreme in the Grade Ia Para Dressage competition in the Hippodrome at La Prairie racecourse in Caen. Sophie had an unexpected result in the Team Test on Tuesday, coming third, but pulled it out of the bag today to take the gold once...

Rixt van der Horst T...

It was a competition until the bitter end for the Grade II Individual Championship at the World Equestrian Games, where the form book was turned on it’s head and a new name has been crowned World champion for The Netherlands. Dutch rider Rixt van der Horst rode the test of her lifetime on...

Chez Philip: the Web...

The fifth episode on DRESSAGE-international.com Episode five features the USA dressage team, Danish dressage star Nathalie zu sayn Wittgenstein, and USA para-dressage star Sydney Collier with her beloved helper Journey – the only dog to be accredited at...

Caen 2014: Battle of...

Belgium’s Michele George takes her first Grade IV Para Dressage World title today just 0.55% ahead of Great Britain’s Sophie Wells in the Hippodrome at La Prairie racecourse in Caen. In the tightest competition for a gold medal yet at the World Equestrian Games 2014 (WEG), the victory was...

Tearfull farewell tour for Digby ago28

Tearfull farewell to...

He was taken back from retirement to help Denmark’s team at WEG. Tears were flowing freely on Wednesday at the Grand Prix Special of the Dressage competition when Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein left the arena at D’Ornano stadium. Not that the Danish princess did not like the result of...

State-of-the art veterinary facilities at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy ago28

State-of-the art vet...

Equine athletes competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) will have the best possible care available to them at the on-site veterinary facilities operating at all venues on a 24/7 basis. Each of the five competition venues has its own dedicated veterinary...

Valegro the horse with a heart of gold wins Grand Prix Special for Britain’s Dujardin ago27

Valegro the horse wi...

In a competition that buzzed with excitement from start to finish, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claimed Dressage Grand Prix Special gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France today. It wasn’t a flawless performance from the dynamic British duo,...