Charlotte Dujardin & Carl Hester Talk Dressage
This video gives an exclusive insight into the CD13* FEI Dressage at this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show as proud Sponsor Land Rover catches up with Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester.
Find out what it takes to prepare a horse for such a high level competition and the challenges of competing with younger horses
It comes after The Royal Windsor Horse Show proved to be a very happy experience for Dujardin, Hester and fellow British rider Michael Eilberg.
They achieved a one, two, three in the Grand Prix Freestyle much to the delight of a full house looking on.
Charlotte Dujardin and the stallion Uthopia comfortably topped the leaderboard with an energetic freestyle (83.675%). The Olympic Gold Medallist made full use of Uthopia’s powerful extended trot and passage and produced immaculate passage to piaffe transitions and bold riding to a Tom Hunt compilation of music from ‘How To Train The Dragon’. The pair left the arena to huge applause from the 4,000 strong crowd.
Eilberg and Jon and Julie Deverill’s grey mare Half Moon Delphi (79.4%) produced a personal best score with a foot-tapping freestyle to ‘Shake it like Shakira’, making best use of her huge passage and flying changes.
Hester and the huge Nip Tuck (75.725%) took third place with a well managed freestyle – the same one he used at this venue in 2009 at the European Championships – to a compilation of Tom Jones music.