Introducing Cederic my three-and-a-half year old gelding. His mother is Yardley Charisma, my first international Grand Prix horse, so he is particularly special. He has been broken in for about a year but has been in the paddock for the last seven months while I was overseas for my Olympic bid. I am going to bring him back into work and thought it might be interesting to share some videos with you as we get ready for his first outing.
Here is another short clip with some more of Albert’s background and my plans for him in his dressage career. I will be keeping you up to date with his progress as we train together and I bring him on to Grand Prix – if everything goes well 🙂
If you missed the first video you can Click Here to watch.
Back home in Australia now! Very excited to be starting to work with Albert on his dressage career. He is looking fantastic after being in the care of some of my close friends while I have been in Europe. I hope he will be my next Grand Prix horse.
I will be keeping you up to date with more videos as we get into the training.
Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill carried off some amazing performances at the German Dressage Championships at Balve. They came 2nd in the Grand Prix but won both the Special and the Kur with scores of 9 and 10s. The combination has a great chance of a medal in London.
Watch Carl Hester practicing with his reserve horse. He talks us through all the Grand Prix movements he is riding. He also is very confident of the British chances in the dressage at the Olympic Games this year, especially as it is own their own turf…
88.022% in a Grand Prix Freestyle! World record smashed!
In April, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro competed at the Hagen CDIO. They won both of their classes and absolutely smashed the world record for a Grand Prix Special test with the incredible score of 88.022%. Charlotte and Valegro, her 10-year-old Warmblood gelding beat the previous world record set by Edward Gal and Totilas back in 2010. Their score at the time was 85.708% in the same event at the World Equestrian Games.