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Born in 1986, Charlotte Dujardin first found success in the pony showing world, winning at both the Horse of the Year Show and the Royal International Horse Show, before spending four years working for dressage rider and judge, Judy Harvey.
When Charlotte’s mother, Jane, met Carl Hester in 2007, she persuaded him to give her daughter lessons.
Fortunately for Charlotte, after grooming for Carl for just 10 days, he gave her a permanent role on his Gloucestershire yard and she has been there ever since.
Charlotte has enjoyed much success on Carl and Roly Luard’s Valegro, and in 2010 they went on the Spanish Sunshine Tour, winning both the prix st georges and the intermediaire I in week one.
Charlotte previously owned Fernandez, who they bought as a three-year-old. He has now been sold to the Norwegian rider Cathrine Rasmussen.
Charlotte produced him herself with Carl’s help and both Charlotte and Carl competed him up to grand prix. Charlotte took Fernandez to Hagen CD13* in May 2011 where she finished 7th in both the grand prix and grand prix special.
As well as helping with training at Carl’s yard, Charlotte has a growing list of elite clients of her own, including top event rider Mark Todd, who won Badminton in 2011.
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