Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro off to Aachen

  • The team that will represent Britain in the Nations Cup at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen later this month (17 – 20 July) has been announced.

    The team is:

    • Nikki Crisp riding her own Pasoa
    • Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro (owned by Carl Hester and Roly Luard)
    • Michael Eilberg riding Half Moon Delphi (owned by Jon and Julie Deverill)
    • Daniel Watson riding Fideramber (owned by Susie Farnon)

    Aachen will be the first competition for Charlotte Dujardin and “Blueberry” since winning the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final in Lyon at Easter.

    She said: “Aachen is a huge competition for us; the crowds are supportive, the competition fierce and it’s an amazing show.  It will be a good run before the World Equestrian Games.”

    Both Nikki Crisp and Daniel Watson were in the team British team that finished fourth at Rotterdam Nations Cup last month.

    Michael Eilberg had mixed fortunes at Hickstead last weekend (27-30 June). Half Moon Delphi was unsettled in grand prix and finished third but the combination regained their composure to win the grand prix special (see full report in this week’s magazine, 3 July issue).

    Michael is also taking his father’s Ferdi’s Marakov to Aachen to contest the CDI4*.

    The British team heads to Aachen for the fifth round of the Nations Cup dressage series in seventh position on nine points. The Netherlands are top with 30 points.

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