The National Dressage Championships get underway tomorrow (Thursday, 12 September) at Stoneleigh Park, Warks, with many of the country’s top combinations out in force across the levels.
Leading the pack will be Olympic gold medallists Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin, piloting an array of exciting horses that are definitely not to be missed.
The much-loved 15-year-old Rio medallist made his competition return in March this year after an 18 month break, and Carl has campaigned him lightly on the national circuit this summer. Carl and “Barney” booked their place to contest the Lemieux grand prix at the nationals with a Premier League win at Hartpury in July and, somewhat surprisingly, this will be the combination’s first appearance at the nationals.
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Article written by: Polly Bryan