Charlotte Dujardin (Valegro) and Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg (Damon Hill NRW) will meet again at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen (11-20 July).
This will be a first visit to the venue for the British Olympic, European and World Cup Champions, whose new freestyle routine unveiled at last month’s World Cup final in Lyon earned them 92.179% – just 1.796% shy of their own world record.
Germany’s current number one combination of Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill finished second to the British pair in France.
“It is a good job that we have just increased the capacity of the stadium by erecting a new stand,” joked show director, Frank Kemperman.
And there could even be a three-way tussle if the wonderhorse Totilas, who competes today (22 May) for the first time in two years, is entered.
Tickets are still available for the grand prix, which takes place on 17 July, although the grand prix special (19 July) and the grand prix freestyle (20 July) have almost sold out.