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Happy birthday Charlotte Dujardin! 36 pictures to celebrate her big day


  • It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time for Charlotte Dujardin before Valegro, medal podiums, champagne and Union Flags. And to celebrate her 36th birthday today (13 July 2021) we’ve dug deep into the archives to take a look back at some of her career highlights so far.

    Charlotte Dujardin’s career in pictures

    1. The early showing days riding Ardenhall Royal Secret, who was put down in 2018
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    2. Charlotte and Weltpower at Addington in 2008
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    3. Charlotte looks focused on board Duchess II at Hartpury
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    4. Charlotte riding Winston Bond
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    5. A sight from the past: Charlotte wearing a top hat aboard Fernandez
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    6. Charlotte and Don Archie
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    7. Florentina as a youngster
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    8. Valegro at the British Young Horse and Breeding Championships, September 2008
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    9. The early days: Charlotte and Valegro
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    10. Valegro demonstrating his incredible off the floor canter
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    11. The power duo: Carl Hester and Charlotte (not forgetting Valegro of course!)
    CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN with Valegro and Carl Hester

    12. Then Team GBR chef d’equipe Richard Waygood escorts the famous pair into the arena at the European dressage championships in Rotterdam, 2011
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    13. At home: Valegro shows off his Olympia rug
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    14. Valegro enjoys some downtime in the field
    CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN and Valegro at home

    15. The golden moment: Charlotte and Valegro at London 2012
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    16. London 2012: the famous pair head to the arena
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    17. When Charlotte lost a bet with H&H photgrapher Kevin Sparrow at the national championships, her forfeit was that she had to get in the hot tub fully clothed. At least there was champagne to compensate…
    CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN celebrates

    18. Charlotte accompanies Carl and Uthopia at the FEI Nations Cup Dressage at Hickstead in 2013
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    19. Charlotte Dujardin and Uthopia at home in Gloucestershire
    Charlotte Dujardin and Uthopia

    20. Charlotte with Valegro’s owner Roly Luard after receiving the horse of the year award given to Valegro by the British Equestrian Writers Association at their annual lunch at Olympia in 2013
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    21. Charlotte riding Valegro at Olympia in 2013 after setting another world record (93.975%)
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    22. Ditching the dressage arena: Charlotte riding Libby Towers’ working hunter, Harley Foxtrot at Paunceford Court near Ledbury in Herefordshire, 2014
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    23. In high demand: Charlotte gives her autograph at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, 2014
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    24. Valegro enjoys a victory lap in the D’Ornano Stadium in Caen, Normandy at the 2014 World Equestrian Games
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    25. What a backdrop: Charlotte and Uthopia at the 2014 Royal Windsor Horse Show
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    26. Charlotte celebrates in Las Vegas after successfully defending her Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage title in April 2015
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    27. Centre stage: Dujardin and Valegro at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage final in Las Vegas 2015
    FREE FEI IMAGE - World Cup Finals Las Vegas 2015

    28. Charlotte takes to the sofa on the BBC’s Clare Balding Show, with Victoria Pendleton and AP McCoy in April 2015
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    29. Charlotte and Mount St John Top Secret
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    30. Charlotte and Barolo on their way to a winning performance at Hartpury, 2015
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    31. Charlotte receives a rocking horse replica of Valegro for Christmas 2016.

    32. Charlotte and Valegro on their way to Olympic glory in Rio.

    33. Charlotte Dujardin pops River Rise Escala over a log on the cross-country course at Somerford Park

    Charlotte Dujardin pops River Rise Escala over a log on the cross-country course at SomerfordPark

    34. Charlotte Dujardin rides Gio, aka Pumpkin, to win his first grand prix test in January 2020

    Addington High Profile Dressage 10th to 12th January 2020 026 - Charlotte Dujardin and Gio

    35. Charlotte and Mount St John Freestyle en route to winning the freestyle at Olympia in 2019

    36. Charlotte and her Tokyo Olympic ride Gio at Wellington CDI earlier this year.

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