H&H Live: Dressage at Olympia Horse Show

  • Replay the Horse & Hound Live updates from both the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage leg grand prix, supported by Horse & Hound (Tuesday 16 December) and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage leg grand prix freestyle, supported by Horse & Hound (Wednesday 17 December), including the moments when Charlotte Dujardin‘s new world records were announced.

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    How to watch Olympia on TV

    Live Blog Olympia grand prix freestyle dressage

    Use the scroll bar on the right below to replay the live written commentary from Tuesday’s grand prix.

    Live Blog Olympia grand prix dressage

    Who’s competing at Olympia?

    Charlotte Dujardin will head the Olympia field with Valegro. This will be the first time this year that the outstanding pair will compete in front of a UK audience. She will be joined by her mentor and GBR team mate Carl Hester, who will be riding Nip Tuck. Completing the British line-up are Spencer Wilton with his exciting new ride Numberto, Nikki Crisp with her own mare Pasoa and Hannah Biggs with stallion Weltzin.

    Dutch riders Edward Gal and Danielle Heijkoop, who were placed second and third respectively behind Dujardin last year, will be back in action with the same horses, Glock’s Undercover and Kingsley Siro N.O.P.

    There are several exciting riders making their Olympia debuts this year. These include Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, who has been a star at junior and young riders level, before making the transition into senior ranks. The 28-year-old will be competing with the stallion, Unee BB. The pair were seventh in the FEI World Cup Final in April and have since won their last three competitions.

    Fellow German, Sonke Rothenberger is also confirmed to compete at Olympia for the first time. The 20-year-old business student won team gold at the European young riders and was seventh in his World Cup debut in Odense this year. Completing the German line-up is Dorothee Schneider, who was part of the Olympic silver medal-winning German team at London 2012. Schneider makes her Olympia debut on Silvano 71.

    Spain’s Morgan Barbanςon Mestre, aged 22, will make her first Olympia appearance with Anky van Grunsven former ride, Painted Black. The pair were placed 10th at the FEI World Cup Finals and 15th at the World Equestrian Games this year.

    Read more at https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/archives/olympia-horse-show-dressage-online-live/#taIxToJVA36QXRxf.99

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