Gold medallists, home-breds and championship first-timers in line for dressage Europeans selection

  • Eight horse and rider combinations have been announced as the British entries for the European Dressage Championships in September.

    Among the longlist of British nominated entries for the Europeans are Olympic and world gold medallists, as well as two pairs for whom the Europeans would be their first senior team appearance, if selected.

    A team of four, plus two non-travelling reserves, will be selected on or before 15 August, for the Europeans in Riesenbeck, Germany, on 5-10 September.

    The British entries for the European Dressage Championships are:

    Charlotte Dujardin with 10-year-old gelding Imhotep
    Owner: Carl Hester and Coral Ingham
    Breeder: Tineke Huizing (NED)
    Breeding: by Everdale, out of Della D’Ottie, by Vivaldi

    Lottie Fry with 13-year-old stallion Everdale 
    Owner: Van Olst Horses
    Breeder: P Kluytmans (NED)
    Breeding: by Lord Leatherdale out of Aliska K, by Negro

    Lottie Fry with 11-year-old stallion Glamourdale 
    Owner: Van Olst Horses
    Breeder: J Rodenburg (NED)
    Breeding: by Lord Leatherdale out of Thuja, by Negro

    Lottie Fry with 12-year-old gelding Lars Van De Hoenderheide (direct reserve)
    Van Olst Horses
    Breeder: Jan Slips (BEL)
    Breeding: by Negro out of Taaika, by Layout

    Andrew Gould with 10-year-old stallion Indigro
    Owner: Tatiana Skillman
    Breeder: J Deenen (NED)
    Breeding: by Negro out of Pralina, by Jazz

    Carl Hester with 14-year-old gelding En Vogue
    Owner: Sandra Biddlecome, Charlotte Dujardin, Lady Anne Evans and Carl Hester
    Breeder: A Van der Goor (NED)
    Breeding: by Jazz out of Nicarla, by Contango

    Carl Hester with 13-year-old stallion Fame
    Owner: Fiona, Penny and Mette Bigwood and Anders Dahl
    Breeder: VOF Gerritsen (NED)
    Breeding: by Bordeaux out of Bonaventura, by Rhodium

    Gareth Hughes with 17-year-old mare Classic Briolinca
    Owner: Julia Hornig, Rebecca, Gareth and Ruby Hughes
    Breeder: Febr van der Steen (NED)
    Breeding: by Trento B out of Trolinca, by Royal Dance

    Becky Moody with nine-year-old gelding Jagerbomb
    Owner: Becky Moody
    Breeder: Becky Moody (GBR)
    Breeding: by Dante Weltino out of Udysee, by Jazz


    Becky Moody and Jagerbomb in action at Hartpury CDI3* 2022

    Two other reserve combinations have also announced:

    Lewis Carrier with 15-year-old gelding Diego V
    Owner: Andrew, Helen and Lewis Carrier
    Breeder: E Janssen (NED)
    Breeding: by Spielberg out of Syrida A, by Welt Hit II

    Emile Faurie with 12-year-old mare Bellevue
    Owner: Diana Rose and Emile Faurie
    Breeder: H Heinen (GER)
    Breeding: by Bordeaux out of Bermuda, by Brentano II

    Grooms for each horse have not yet been confirmed but will be included in the final team announcement in August.

    Three of the silver medal-winning team from last year’s World Championships are among the nominated entries: Lottie Fry on Glamourdale, Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep and Gareth Hughes on Classic Briolinca.

    All three riders who won bronze for Britain at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 – Lottie, Charlotte and Carl Hester – also feature on the longlist, along with two horses from that team: Everdale and En Vogue.

    But for two of the long-listed riders – Andrew Gould with Indigro and Becky Moody with her home-bred Jagerbomb – a call-up for the team would mean making their debut at a major senior championship.

    Selection decisions are subject to riders and horses maintaining form and fitness, and the list of entries may be amended at any time before 4 August. The team of four will be revealed on or before 15 August.

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