Britain’s hottest young horses – check out all the winners at the 2021 NEXGEN championships

Winners were crowned in four age groups across each of the Olympic disciplines at the 2021 NEXGEN young horse championships (23-25 September), which has proved hugely popular since it launched last year. “This is a new series showcasing the very best of British-based equine talent in the three Olympic disciplines, and we have big plans […]

‘As a four-year-old he was a bit plain and boring – I nearly sold him’: Super youngsters triumph at the NEXGEN championships

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Becky Moody rides Jagerbomb to seven-year-old dressage horse honours at the NEXGEN championships 2021

Some of Britain’s most exciting young competition horses came to the fore in the multi-discipline NEXGEN championships, held at Hickstead on 23-25 September. The highest-scoring dressage horse was the NEXGEN seven-year-old winner, the stunning Dante Weltino x Jazz son Jagerbomb. Ridden by Becky Moody, Jagerbomb was awarded an overall score of nine from judges Isobels […]

How to teach a horse extended trot – and other training tips from Anna Ross

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Anna Ross rides Newton Domino in the grand prix at the 2021 National Dressage Championships

Watching the likes of the Lemieux National Dressage Championships is always inspiring, seeing riders and horses at the very top of their game and producing stunning performances up and down the levels. But the idea of going home and trying to transfer that magic to our own horses can be somewhat daunting. Luckily, international rider […]

Charlotte Dujardin shares her plans for Mount St John Freestyle

Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle
Charlotte Dujardin – MSJ Freestyle

Charlotte Dujardin has revealed her next plans for superstar mare Mount St John Freestyle. The 12-year-old Fidermark daughter, Charlotte’s double bronze medal-winning ride at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, was widely expected to be Charlotte’s choice for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Instead, Charlotte was selected on 10-year-old Gio – with whom she won team […]

Charlotte Dujardin’s hat-trick, a British-bred hot prospect and a horse who beat the odds: all you need to know from day two at the National Dressage Championships

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Georgie Nicholls is the elementary silver winner with Woodcroft Kika Quina at the 2021 nationals

The Lemieux National Dressage Championships have reached the half-way point, and day two has been just as exciting as day one, with lots of new national champions crowned. We round up the most important things you need to know from day two… Charlotte Dujardin added the Saracen Horse Feeds inter I championship to her prix […]

‘He’s for the Paris Olympics’: owner Carl Hester on Imhotep as he scores a nationals hat-trick with Charlotte Dujardin

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Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep win the Fairfax Saddles PSG gold freestyle 2021

Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep made it not one, not two, but three wins in two days at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. Having already won the prix st georges (PSG) and inter I straight classes, they became the first ever winners of the Fairfax Saddles PSG gold freestyle – the first time this class has […]

‘His energy is never-ending, just like his father’: Charlotte Dujardin adds second national title to her 2021 tally

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Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep in action at the National Dressage Championships 2021

Charlotte Dujardin scored her second title of the 2021 Lemieux National Dressage Championships when topping the Saracen Horse Feeds inter I riding Imhotep. Charlotte and the eight-year-old Everdale son had already been crowned the Fairfax Saddles prix st georges champions at the National Dressage Championships and they now add inter I honours to their growing […]

‘I have no doubt he is a horse for the future’: British-bred novice gold champion proves one to watch

National Dressage Championships novice gold winners Sarah Rogers and Full Moon II
National Dressage Championships novice gold winners Sarah Rogers and Full Moon II

Sarah Rogers scored a resounding victory in the BETTALIFE novice gold at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. Sarah rode the five-year-old Fürstenball x Gribaldi gelding Full Moon II to a chunky score of 77.85%, finishing 4% ahead of runner-up Alex Baker on Tiger. The tall youngster, known at home as Moony, was bred and is […]

Charlotte Dujardin’s springy superstar, nail-biting finishes and a horse who’s lucky to be alive – all the stories from day one at the National Dressage Championships

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Anna Burns and Magic Dream claim the prelim silver title at the 2021 nationals

The Lemieux National Dressage Championships kicked off today after a two-year hiatus, at its new home of Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire. With no fewer than nine national champions crowned already, day one has proved action-packed. Here are the most important things you should know about how the opening day of the National Dressage Championships […]

Charlotte Dujardin claims PSG title at National Dressage Championships on ‘the bounciest horse I’ve ever ridden’

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Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep, PSG champions at the 2021 nationals

Charlotte Dujardin scooped the first small tour title of the Lemieux National Dressage Championships, just three days after returning home from winning team silver and individual bronze at the European Dressage Championships. Charlotte rode Coral Ingham and Carl Hester’s Imhotep to a resounding victory in the Fairfax Saddles prix st georges gold championship, scoring 77.82%. […]