Is this the horse of the 2023 nationals? Third title of the week for Charlotte Dujardin and talented mare

  • Somerford Park heroes Charlotte Dujardin and Becky Moody were neck and neck throughout on day three of the LeMieux National Dressage Championships.

    In the ultra-competitive TopSpec medium gold championship, Becky Moody beat the very best to take the crown on Jo Cooper’s six-year-old mare Magic Dream, who finished on a score of 76.2%. The Governer-sired Dutch warmblood has always been destined for the very top; in 2021, she posted a victory in the five-year-old young horse finals at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage with a remarkable score of 92.6%.

    In second on 75.7% in the medium gold final was Sonnar Murray-Brown aboard his own mare Faside Simply Amou, while Charlotte and Peter Belshaw’s Martinez six-year-old Times Mon Amour had to settle for third on this occasion after scoring 74.9%.

    Later on during the afternoon, Charlotte was back to her winning ways as she lifted the Saracen Horse Feeds inter I freestyle gold accolade on Peter Belshaw’s Times Kismet, who was winning her third title of this year’s National Dressage Championships.

    This victory secured Charlotte the Saracen Horse Feeds inter I supreme championship sash.

    “The feeling she gives me is phenomenal; it is as if she is on air,” said Charlotte, when commenting on Kismet. “She is definitely a girl with attitude, too.”

    Second to Charlotte and Kismet in the inter I freestyle was Becky, this time in the saddle of Jo Cooper’s nine-year-old stallion James Bond, another consistent horse who has been giving it his all during nationals week.

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