Another inspirational ride from Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro to win theKur at Aachen with an amazing score of 87.9%. Only disappointment was that Totilas had to withdraw, after his wins in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special, so we missed out on seeing that ride.
If you haven’t caught up with the video of the winning ride from the Olympic Champs here it is. For all you fans of Irish music you will enjoy this one….
She got so close to Edward Gal’s world record of 92.3% but who’s worrying about that after an awesome ride by the olympic champions Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. They hardly put a foot wrong in their freestyle to the music they used in London last year. The score of 91.25% says it all. Absolutely amazing performance for first place. If you haven’t seen it yet – here it is:
Some lovely coverage here of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro with their record breaking freestyle and also Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill. Richard Davison also talks about the overall standards now being set in Dressage.
Acknowledgements to FEI TV for this coverage – brilliant job
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro completed a clean sweep of the Herning European Dressage Championships last night with another amazing performance that saw them as clear winners in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Their score of 91.250% put them four points ahead of Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill on 87.286%. In third place was Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival – 86.393%.
Here are the final results:
This has been a wonderful competition. Thanks to all the combinations for some brilliant and inspiring performances!
Here is the Start List for the Grand Prix Freestyle tonight. It starts at 9.30pm (Sydney time) and you can watch it live. Click here for the link to FEI TV for the live coverage. Should be an amazing night with Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg and Adelinde Cornelissen all after the top spot! It’s going to be too close to call. What do you think?
This is an interesting interview from the FEI channel with Richard Davison following the Grand Prix Special at the European Dressage Competition. Some insights into why all top three riders rode an error of course. Some lovely clips of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro too!
Read Lyndal Oatley’s review of the final in this report for Equestrian Life
Brilliant riding again from Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro who took out the Grand Prix Special at Herning, Denmark in the European Dressage Championships with a score of 85.699%. Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill took out second with 84.330% and Adelinde Cornellissen and Parzival slipped into third place with 81.548%.
It seems even these guys get a touch of the nerves and make errors of course! This made the final result even closer.