Nominations for Reem Acra Fei World Cup Dressage Leg at Olympia Horse Show Announced.
The world’s most successful dressage partnership, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro are amongst the nominations for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Leg supported by Horse & Hound at Olympia, The London International Horse Show on 16-22 December 2014. It will be the first time Valegro has competed in the UK this year.
Dujardin, who was crowned Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year yesterday, last competed on Valegro in the UK at Olympia Horse Show in 2013. The formidable pair not only won both the World Cup Grand Prix and Freestyle but sent the Olympia audience into raptures by setting a new freestyle World Record with their London 2012 routine. Since then, Dujardin has added even more titles to her already impressive record, by winning the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Final in April before taking the World Championship title in Normandy in August.
A unique piece of sand art on the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy has marked 100 Days To Go to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in France this summer.
French artist Christophe Dumont created a spectacular piece of sand art featuring giant, 2.3 by 2.5 metre horse’s hoof prints in a huge ‘100’ on the famous Normandy beach. The artist and a team of 20 people battled against time and tide to produce the unique piece of artwork, so that it could be captured on camera before the waves washed it away.
Interesting Things to Do During Your Trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
So, you have bought your tickets, made your travel arrangements and booked your accommodation but what else is there to do in Normandy during your trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games?
When tickets first went on sale back in November they were available in packs combining tickets for multiple events, so anyone who purchased a pack of tickets will want to know what they can do in between events to make the most of their stay in Normandy.
Gold Medal Winning Olympic and Paralympic Dressage Superstars; Carl Hester OBE, Lee Pearson CBE and Natasha Baker MBE to open world-famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna in UK
Great Britain’s biggest dressage super-stars Carl Hester OBE and Natasha Baker MBE will open the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna at Wembley Arena this coming autumn as part of their UK tour.
International and National Dressage Makes A Welcome Return to CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show
International and national Dressage will return to Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2014 after an absence of 4 years, as the UK’s largest outdoor show becomes a CHI (Concours Hippique Internationale) for the very first time.
The CDI3* FEI Dressage Grand Prix will take place on the evening of Thursday 15 May and the CDI3* FEI Dressage Freestyle on the evening of Friday 16 May. Fifteen competitors will be invited to take part; five from the UK and ten from overseas, and it is expected that there will be six nations competing in total. The addition of the International Dressage competition allows Windsor to reintroduce its popular evening programmes, which will also include equestrian displays from The Household Cavalry and The King’s Troop, as well as The Pony Club Mounted Games, The Shetland Pony Grand National and an Arab Horse Display from Bahrain.
REEM ACRA FEI WORLD CUP™ DRESSAGE 2013/2014 – Round 5
Amsterdam (NED), 25 January 2014
Dujardin and Valegro make it a back-to-back Reem Acra double in Amsterdam
By Louise Parkes
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro were like an unstoppable force as they marched to another spectacular victory at the fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League series in Amsterdam, The Netherlands today. With a mark of 91.275, the Olympic double-gold and individual European Championship winning partnership were 2.7 points short of the world-record Freestyle score they posted at the previous leg at Olympia, London in December. But today’s result underpins their position at the very top of their game, and sets them firmly on the road to the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final at Lyon, France in April.
Laura Tomlinson’s dressage superstar ‘Alf’ to say farewell at this year’s Olympia, the London International Horse Show
Laura Tomlinson (née Bechtolsheimer) will pay tribute to her long-standing dressage partner, Mistral Højris – more fondly known as Alf – during a special moment in the evening program on Tuesday 17 December 2013 to celebrate the superstar’s retirement.
Five equestrian heroes receive honours at FEI Awards Gala 2013 presented by Longines
HRH Princess Haya, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) led the applause tonight as the five winners of the FEI Awards 2013 went on stage in Montreux, Switzerland to receive their honours.