Woodlander Farouche off to Royal Windsor

  • Dressage fans are in for a treat at CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show as the double world young horse champion Woodlander Farouche (pictured) is competing.

    She lines up under long-time rider Michael Eilberg in the invitational national advanced medium freestyle to music, which starts at 2pm on Wednesday 14 May. The class takes place in the main arena.

    Having recently made her winning prix st georges (PSG) debut, this is a step down for the 8-year-old Furst Heinrich/Dimaggio mare. But she will see stiff competition in the form of Matt Hicks and Don Carissimo — another combination to have scored over 70% at PSG — and Charlotte Fry on her reliable Flemmingh son, Z Flemmenco.

    International CDI classes

    In the international classes Charlotte Dujardin continues to build her relationship with Carl Hester’s Olympic ride Uthopia, while Carl rides the Appleton family’s Fine Time.

    The grand prix takes place on Thursday evening at 6.30 and the freestyle is at the same time on Friday.

    Michael Eilberg will be in action again, this time with his Europeans ride — another British-bred mare — Half Moon Delphi.

    Nikki Crisp and Lara Griffith round off the British contingent, while Roland Tong and Dane Rawlins, who are both based in Britain, will ride for Ireland.

    National invitational advanced medium freestyle times:

    14:00 Sara Gallop, Summerhouse Bandreo
    14:08 Maria Eilberg, Royal Concert
    14:16 Charlie Hutton, Super Blue
    14:24 Lisa Hopkins, Coole Contender
    14:32 Amy Schiessl, Mr Mercury
    14:40 Michael Eilberg, Woodlander Farouche
    14:48 Debbie Poynter, Keystone For Real
    14:56 Matt Hicks, Don Carissimo
    15:04 Erin Williams, Fleurie
    15:12 Charlotte Fry, Z Flemmenco

    International starters:

    Mary Hanna, Sancette (AUS)
    Anders Dahl, Wie-Atlantico De Ymas (DEN)
    Ulrik Moelgaard, Michigan (DEN)
    Nikki Crisp, Pasoa (GBR)
    Charlotte Dujardin, Uthopia (GBR)
    Michael Eilberg, Half Moon Delphi (GBR)
    Lara Griffith, Andretti H (GBR)
    Carl Hester, Fine Time (GBR)
    Dane Rawlins, Sydney (IRE)
    Roland Tong, Pompidou (IRE)
    Silvia Rizzo, Sal (ITA)
    Daniel Pinto, Xelim (POR)
    Louis Principe, World Performance Washington (POR)
    Denise Hallion, Wervelwind (RSA)

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