Andreas Helgstrand, who took silver at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006 on Blue Hors Matine, became Danish national dressage champion for the fourth time in Broholm, Denmark on 13-15 June.

He took the grand prix, special and kür riding the stallion Blue Hors Don Schufro, scoring up to 79%. Helgstrand previously won the championships on different horses, Blue Hors Cavan, Matine and Gredstedgaards Casmir. Helgstrand could contest either Don Schufro or Casmir in Hong Kong this August.

Britains’ Fiona Bigwood’s 18-year old Afrikka finished fourth with her partner Anders Dahl.

Meanwhile Anky van Grunsven took the grand prix and kür on Painted Black at CDI Cannes, France (12-15 June), pocketing €20,000. The international show jumping show was holding dressage at the event for the first time.

Wayne Channon was the sole British representative, finishing 10th in the grand prix on Lorenzo CH with 62.91% and third in the special.

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