Spectators at the Addington Equestrian winter regionals had a treat on Saturday (2 February), when Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin piloted one of her future stars for the first time in competition.
The rising five-year-old gelding MSJ Charmer is owned by Charlotte, along with Verity Jenner, but has been competed up until now by Rob Barker, who rode him in four-year-old classes and qualified him for the regionals.
The son of the Florencio stallion Charmeur and out of the Danone I x Royal Diamond mare Dorina, Charmer was bred by Emma Blundell at the Mount St John Stud, and bought by Charlotte as a foal. He never scored under 70% in his first season of competition last year, and he maintained that record at Addington, posting 76.35% to win the Blue Chip novice gold with Charlotte.
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Article written by: Polly Bryan