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Charlotte Dujardin among top riders signed up for online grand prix challenge


  • World-class dressage stars from seven nations are set to go head to head in an online dressage event.

    Fans will have the chance to watch some of the best battle it out in the Rotterdam Hickstead Grand Prix Challenge. The event will be broadcast on 18-19 July, with tests ridden beforehand without a public audience, and will feature live commentary from international judges Stephen Clarke and Mariëtte Sanders-van Gansewinkel.

    The event will feature 44 British- and Dutch-based riders from Great Britain, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway. Among the riders taking part are Brits Charlotte Dujardin, Louise Bell, Emile Faurie, and Pammy Hutton, Ireland’s Dane Rawlins, the Netherlands’ Patrick van der Meer and Belgian Olympian Jorinde Verwimp.

    “We are looking so much forward to see these riders performing after lockdown. The list includes very experienced riders as well as very promising new talent, it’s a very interesting line-up”, said Ms Sanders.

    Mr Clarke added: “At the same time it will be great to be back in our ‘online’ judge huts, although we are still not allowed to give marks.”

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    The full list of riders taking part:

    Hickstead:

    Luke Baber-Davies
    Katie Bailey
    Alex Baker
    Louise Bell
    Nicola Buchanan
    Nikki Barker
    Liz Diegutis
    Charlotte Dujardin
    Emile Faurie
    Sune Hansen
    Pammy Hutton
    Matt Hicks
    Willow Kemp
    Shaun Mandy
    Elle McCarthy
    Lisa Marriott
    Kirsty Mepham
    Dannie Morgan
    Daniel Watson
    Dane Rawlins
    Sadie Smith
    Mikaela Soriatie
    Vicky Thompson
    Bronte Watson

    Rotterdam:

    Kirsten Beckers
    Ashley Brons
    Alexa Fairchild
    Dominique Filion
    Nars Gottmer
    Kebie vvan der Heijden
    Danielle Heijkoop
    Carlijn Huberts
    Lucie Lauws
    Laurens van Lieren
    Patrick van der Meer
    Simon Missiaen
    Jeanine Nieuwenhuis
    Lotje Schoots
    Romy van der Schaft
    Margot Timmermans
    Tristan Tucker
    Jorinde Verwimp
    Kelly Zuidervaart
    Thamar Zweistra

    The event can be streamed at www.rotterdamhicksteadgpc.com with starting orders to be announced nearer the time.

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