When will Charlotte Dujardin compete at the National Dressage Championships and which horses is she riding?

  • Charlotte Dujardin is set to campaign a string of horses for titles at this year’s Lemieux National Dressage Championships, which kick off at Somerford Park, Cheshire, this week.

    Charlotte is usually a regular at the nationals, and this year is no exception, as despite being midway through her pregnancy with her first child, she is entered with seven horses across several different levels.

    She will be hoping to defend her title from 2021 in the Fairfax Saddles prix st georges (PSG) gold championship, and brings forward three rides at this level, the 10-year-old San Amour mare Hawtins Floriana, whom she owns with Carl Hester, the Pidgleys’ 10-year-old Hilus MHB and her own eight-year-old All At Once mare Alive And Kicking.

    Hawtins San Floriana will also compete in the Andrews Bowen advanced medium gold on Sunday, as well the seven-year-old Ampere x Lord Leatherdale mare Times Kismet, who is owned by Peter Belshaw. Hilus MHB is also entered in the Saracen Horse Feeds inter I gold on Friday.

    Charlotte will also ride two exciting five-year-olds in the Betalife novice gold. The Geniaal x Negro gelding Times Magni will be competing at just his fourth ever show, while the Franklin mare Times Mezati also began her competition career this year and has limited experience.

    The young horse finals are always hotly contested at the National Dressage Championships, and Charlotte will add to the excitement with the Vivaldi stallion Vida Loca, whom she brings forward to contest the KBIS four-year-old final.

    When does Charlotte Dujardin ride at the National Dressage Championships?

    To help you keep track, here is a handy rundown of the days and times Charlotte is due to compete at Somerford:

    Thursday, 15 September 

    Hawtins San Floriana – PSG gold, 11.02am
    Hilus MHB – PSG gold, 1.33pm
    Alive And Kicking – PSG gold, 5.30pm

    Friday, 16 September

    Times Magni – novice gold, 9.45am
    Times Mezati – novice gold, 11.35am
    Hilus MHB – inter I gold, 1.38pm

    Saturday, 17 September

    Vida Loca – four-year-olds, 3.25pm

    Sunday, 18 September

    Hawtins San Floriana – advanced medium gold, 9.35am
    Times Kismet – advanced medium gold, 11.22am

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