Dujardin and Valegro set Olympia alight with a double of new world records
Olympia, London, 17th December 2014
Words by Louise Parkes
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning tonight’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR) with yet another world-record-breaking score. They set the previous record at the same venue 12 months ago when posting a mark of 93.975, but this evening earned 94.300 for an even more spell-binding display of harmony between horse and rider. And this latest triumph came just 24 hours after the dynamic duo beat their own world record in the Grand Prix in which Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover from the Netherlands also had to settle for runner-up spot.
HM Queen Elizabeth II receives inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement award
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 26th November 2014 became the first recipient of the FEI Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her leading role as supporter of equestrian sport throughout her reign as British monarch.
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 – Round 4, Verona, Sunday 9th November 2014
Report by: Louise Parkes
Allen makes his mark with spectacular win at Longines leg in Verona
He’s only 19 years old, but Ireland’s Bertram Allen is taking the Jumping world by storm and today reigned supreme in his first-ever Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League qualifier at Verona in Italy. Riding the 10-year-old grey mare, Molly Malone, with which he has secured phenomenal successes this year including victory in the Grand Prix at Dublin and 7th place individually at the World Equestrian Games, he beat a world-class field with a devastating turn of speed when second-last to go in this afternoon’s 10-horse jump-off.
GB Jumping team announced for World Equestrian Games
British Showjumping has announced the UK Sport National Lottery funded Great Britain squad to contest the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014, which takes place in Normandy, France (23 August – 7 September, with the jumping competition taking place 1-7 September 2014 in Caen).
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.