Charlotte and Uthopia win big at their international debut in Saumur – May 2013
Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester swept the board at the CDI3* in Saumur over the weekend, with three firsts and two seconds.
Charlotte made her debut with Carl Hester’s Olympic ride, Uthopia and the pair put in an incredible performance in the grand prix on Friday (3 May) to win the class on 72.255%. Her mentor Carl Hester, took the second spot riding Fine Time 13 on 69.872%.
The new partnership of Charlotte and Uti only gained in confidence and style, as they went on to easily win the freestyle (kur) on Sunday (5 May) putting in an incredible performance to achieve a score of score of 81.600%. “What a special afternoon – 1st on Uthopia in the GP freestyle with 81.6% and Grandad 2nd on Fine Time – thanks for your wonderful messages!” Charlotte tweeted after the class.
Charlotte Dujardin features on CNN’s global ‘Human to Hero’ Series – March 20th 2013
Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be the best in the fields of sport, architecture, dance, fashion and music. The show explores the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration.
Charlotte Dujardin became known as “The girl with the dancing horse” at the London Olympics, where she completed an incredible journey from low-paid stable girl to becoming the new star of dressage.
Watch Human to Hero at these times (all GMT):
Every Wednesday on World Sport at 1700 and 2230, and Thursdays on World Sport at 0400.
A King of Fashion lets the queen of dressage debut his new A/W 13 signature coat for her trip to Buckingham Palace six months before it goes on sale – March 2013
British Olympic equestrian gold-medal winner Charlotte Dujardin collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace wearing a Paul Costelloe wool-and-angora coat from his new collection. The OBE capped an outstanding year for Charlotte, who rose to world number one collecting the two Olympic gold medals, a world record and European team title. She collected her award from the Princess Royal.
Charlotte said: “London 2012 was great for Zara and great for equestrian. The Princess Royal knows my background well. She was asking me about how well training is going and about my plans. I am training for the Europeans this year and hoping to do the World Equestrian Games next year.“
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, the first British combination to head the FEI World Dressage Rankings, have started the New Year in style by reclaiming the top spot - January 2013
Thanks to their masterful performance in the fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage at the International Horse Show at Olympia in London in December, and a world record score in the Grand Prix at the same event; the double Olympic gold medallist and her 10-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding are once again world number one with 2,943 points.
Make sure you watch Horse&Country TV on January 17th at 8pm for the premier of “Carl and Charlotte Golden Year” - January 2013
Catch up with in-depth interviews with both Charlotte and Carl about life after the London 2012 Olympics and how the horses have settled back down to ‘ordinary’ life. Both riders talk about what it meant to them to be acknowledged in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List and how Olympia topped off an incredible year for the pair. Charlotte loved the filming days with Horse&Country TV and is especially thankful to Saracen Horse Feeds who sponsor the series.
Charlotte’s astonishing success rewarded with Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen – December 2012
Charlotte Dujardin has been appointed OBE after playing a starring role in Great Britain’s equestrian success at the Olympic Games in London 2012. Charlotte won team and individual gold medals in Greenwich Park as the dressage team enjoyed their greatest success to date.
Charlotte set an Olympic record, riding Valegro, in the opening round of the team event which she won alongside Laura Bechtolsheimer and her trainer and friend, Carl Hester. Charlotte later went on to secure her place as the world’s top dressage rider with victory in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup qualifier and freestyle event at the London International Horse Show, Olympia in London.
London International Horse Show – Olympia
Reem Acra FEI World Cup Qualifier – December 2012
Charlotte Dujardin rides Valegro to a new Grand Prix World Record at London Olympia Horse show on Monday 17th December 2012. Scoring an incredible 84.447%, she broke the previous best (84.08%) set by Dutch rider Edward Gal riding Totilas at the 2009 European Championships. The following evening, Charlotte took first place in the Kur (Dressage to Music) with a score of 87.975%. What an amazing end to 2012!