The pair reclaimed their position at the top of the FEI world dressage rankings after their performance at Rotterdam last month (19-23 June)
Charlotte and ‘Blueberry’ won the grand prix freestyle at the CDIO 5* in Holland, with a score of 87.425.
It was their first competitive appearance since Olympia in December.
The win gave them a 13-point lead over Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen with Jerich Parzival. Adelinde’s 16-year-old chestnut, and Olympic partner, has been out of action for the past few weeks after suffering cardiac arrhythmia — a problem with the heart-rate. He has since been successful treated and is expected to return to training soon.
Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW lie in third place.
The world’s dressage top 10
1. Charlotte Dujardin (Great Britain), Valegro
2. Adelinde Cornelissen (The Netherlands), Jerich Parzival
3. Helen Langehanenberg (Germany), Damon Hill NRW
4. Edward Gal (The Netherlands), Glock’s Undercover
5. Kristina Sprehe (Germany), Desperados
6. Tinne Vilhelmsson Silfvén (Sweden), Don Auriello
7. Isabell Werth (Germany), Don Johnson FRH
8. Patrick Kittel (Sweden), Watermill Scandic
9. Valentina Truppa (Italy), Fixdesign Eremo Del Castegno
10. Anna Kasprzak (Denmark), Donnperignon