World number 1 Charlotte Dujardin swapped her dressage stars for a different type of horse last week — as she rode with the Household Cavalry.
The dressage star joined members of the Household Cavalry out in Hyde Park on Thursday (5 December).
Charlotte was riding a Cavalry Black called Integrity.
“It is a privilege to go back to the roots of the sport that has given me so much joy and an honour to ride a well known Cavalry Black horse,” she said.
“It is so interesting to experience how the sport of dressage has developed from the military and how they use the same skills of training that have been integral to the cavalry throughout history.
“These same skills are required between horse and rider even today to exhibit the grace and technique in a dressage competition.
Charlotte is among the riders competing at Olympia next week (16-17 December). She will be riding her Olympic dressage star Valegro.
See pictures of Valegro’s dressage career with Charlotte to date.
For more information visit: www.olympiahorseshow.com