It’s A Double Act for Charlotte
Charlotte Dujardin completed a Wednesday morning double as she maintained her impressive winning run at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
The double Olympic dressage champion won Tuesday’s show-opening Prix St-Georges, and she was immediately back into a familar groove as young horse talent took centre-stage in Bolesworth’s International Arena.
Charlotte’s second victory of the event came in the six-year-old championship, sponsored by Lady Derby – Knowsley Safari Park, as she delivered a command performance aboard the mare Hawtins San Floriana.
Drawn last to go of six starters, their 86.200 per cent score sealed a dominant success, with Sara Gallop and BKS Fantasia finishing second on 82.000 per cent and Emma Woolley, riding Hancock V, filling third spot on 74.400 per cent.
After a short break, Charlotte then returned to action with two horses in the seven-year-old championship, sponsored by Owens Horseboxes, in Mount St John VIP and River Rise Nisa.
And her army of supporters were not left disappointed as she took first and third places in another display of poise, artistry and skill.
Charlotte triumphed with River Rise Nisa on 79.700 per cent, while her fellow British Olympian Fiona Bigwood was second aboard Daytona Platinum (76.915 per cent) and Charlotte completed the podium places on Mount St John VIP (74.115 per cent).
Young British rider Charlotte Fry, meanwhile, dominated the five-year-old championship, sponsored by Gail Smith and Lavazza Coffee, by storming to victory with the stallion Inclusive.
A score of 85.800 per cent put her more than five percentage marks clear of Charlotte’s second ride Iondale, a combination that took second spot, while Nikki Barker and Iwan finished third.