Totilas back at the top at Aachen

Have you been watching Aachen?  Amazing performances  and so good to see Totilas back in such form.

Matthias Rath and Totilas won the Grand Prix (82.30%) and Grand Prix Special (84.549%) at Aachen, beating both Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro,  and Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill.

Really enjoyed Isabel Werth and her new mare, Bella Rose.  They are going to be challenging again for sure.

It’s a shame Totilas is withdrawn from the Kur

Ride Well!

Rachael

 

 

Stunning Performance from Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro – Freestyle Video European Dressage Championships

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:

Love this!

Ride Well!

Rachael

With thanks to Dressage24.pl for the video – good work

Related Links:

Video – Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill Freestyle

Video – Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival Freestyle

Final Results of the Grand Prix Freestyle Herning 2013

Eurodressage Review of the Freestyle

And then there was Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill – Freestyle Euro Dressage Championships

There was so little between the top riders at Herning.  It is a joy to watch these performances.  Will keep going back to them for the inspiration and challenge.  Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill rode a brilliant test for their second place in the freestyle.

Ride Well!

Rachael

With thanks to Dressage24.pl for the video

Related Links: Final Results of the Grand Prix Freestyle Herning 2013

Charlotte Dujardin’s Freestyle and interview

Freestyle Podium

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.

Ride Well!

Rachael

Acknowledgements to FEI TV for this coverage – brilliant job

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro make it a clean sweep at the Euro Dressage Championships

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:

Freestyle Results 1

Freestyle Results 2

Freestyle Results 3

This has been a wonderful competition.  Thanks to all the combinations for some brilliant and inspiring performances!

Ride Well!

Rachael

Acknowledgements to scgvisual.com for these results

Start List for the European Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle tonight

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?

Freestyle Start 1

Freestyle Start 2

Freestyle Start 3

Freestyle Start 4

Thanks scgvisual.com for this start list

All the best to all the combinations.

Ride Well!

Rachael

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro win again in the Grand Prix Special in Herning

DujardinBrilliant 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.

Read a full report from Eurodressage.

Here are the top twenty results for the Grand Prix Special.

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Ride Well!

Rachael

For the full results CLICK HERE

Related Links:  Grand Prix Team Results

Charlotte Dujardin Record Performance at European Dressage Championships

Another record for Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro today at the European Dressage Champs.  Her score of 85.942% beats her London Olympic score in the Grand Prix, and her previous record of 84.447% at the London International Horse Show at Olympia. Great ride too from Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill on a score of 84.377% and in second place.

Here are the top 12 scores so far.  Congratulations to Patrik Kittel and Toy Story with 73.283%.  Lyndal Oatley will be happy with hubbie and even more with Toy!

Germany in first place, in the team event, with Netherlands and Great Britain in second and third – very close indeed!

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Five more combinations to go in this huge field of over sixty.  That would be a judging challenge……:-)

Ride Well!

Rachael

For the full Click Here

Results of the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle – Gothenburg 2013

Here are the final results of the freestyle. Great competition and some brilliant performances.  Nail biting at the end.  Such a well deserved win by Damon Hill and Helen Langehanenberg – congratulations World Cup Winners 🙂

Freestyle Results 4.1

Freestyle Results 4.2 Freestyle Results 4.3

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Video of Helen Langehanenberg’s World Cup Grand Prix Win

Eurodressage have posted a video of Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill winning the World Cup Grand Prix yesterday.

Click on the picture to watch:

Damon Hill Grand Prix Winner 2

 

Ride Well!

Rachael