Horse with ‘unique’ character claims advanced medium honours at National Dressage Championships

National Dressage Championships - Angharad Harries and Classic Bee Ge
Angharad Harries and Classic Bee Gee are advanced medium silver champions for 2021.

Angharad Harries finished on top of a large Andrews Bowen advanced medium silver class at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. She and Nancy Scott’s 15-year-old Classic Bee Gee, achieved a super score of 72.58% to take top spot on the 38-strong leaderboard ahead of Rachel Taylor and Faloya in second, and Antonia Brown on SJL […]

6 reasons we’re excited for the National Dressage Championships – from Charlotte Dujardin to swoon-worthy young horses

Charlotte Dujardin rides Imhotep at the Winter Dressage Championships
Charlotte Dujardin rides Imhotep at the Winter Dressage Championships 2021

The Lemieux National Dressage Championships kick off tomorrow (16 September) at Somerford Park Farm – we round up some of the reasons we’re excited… 1, Charlotte Dujardin’s stars of the future Fresh from her medals at the Tokyo Olympics and at the European Dressage Championships, Charlotte Dujardin will be riding Imhotep in both the prix […]

How to watch the 2021 National Dressage Championships – your guide to following the action

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Charlotte Dujardin and Hawtins Delicato triumph at the National Dressage Championships in 2017

If you’re wondering how to watch the National Dressage Championships this year, you’ve come to right place. The Lemieux National Dressage Championships are taking place on 16-19 September at Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire – the first time the event has been held at the venue. There will be championship classes from prelim to grand […]

Five-time Olympian Isabell Werth reveals plan to retire from sport

Isabell Werth pats Bella Rose 2 after their grand prix ride at the Tokyo Olympic dressage
World number one Isabell Werth and her reigning world and European champion Bella Rose 2 earned 82.5%.

The world’s most decorated equestrian, Germany’s Isabell Werth has spoken about plans for her retirement from the sport after the Paris Olympics in 2024. Isabell is a five-time Olympian and has won gold at every Games she has ridden at, including team gold at the delayed Tokyo Olympics earlier this year. She plans to contest […]

‘Becoming a foster father has made me an emotional wreck’: Sir Lee Pearson on Tokyo, going grand prix and being a father

Tokyo Paralympics Lee Pearson
Sir Lee Pearson, pictured at the Tokyo Games after winning his eighth individual and 12th total Paralympic gold.

Sir Lee Pearson was one of the British heroes from the Tokyo Paralympics in August, winning two individual gold medals on his home-bred Breezer and leading the British team to their incredible team gold. This was Lee’s sixth Paralympics – he has ridden at every single one starting with Sydney in 2000 – and he […]

‘This feels unreal’: European silver medallist achieves career-best result to put Olympic demons to bed

European Dressage championships Cathrine Dufour
Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour rides Bohemian to freestyle silver at the European Championships

For Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour winning two individual medals at the European Dressage Championships helped soothe the sting of finishing fourth at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer. Cathrine and Bohemian followed up their bronze in the special on Thursday (9 September) with silver in the freestyle. This was the best individual result of the 29-year-old’s […]

‘The best feeling I’ve ever had’: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on her gold medal-winning freestyle – and aiming for the world record

European Dressage championships Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rides TSF Dalera BB to win the freestyle at the 2021 Europeans

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl is the new European champion, having added individual freestyle gold at the European Dressage Championships to her Olympic title from earlier this summer. The German rider, who also won team gold and grand prix special gold earlier this week, rode the delightful TSF Dalera BB to a score of 91.02% to top […]

Hat-trick for Germany’s golden girl as Charlotte Dujardin scoops individual freestyle bronze; no medal for Isabell Werth

European Dressage Championships Charlotte Dujardin riding Gio
Charlotte Dujardin and Gio in action at the 2021 European Dressage Championships

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl has completed a golden hat-trick to top the freestyle podium at the European Dressage Championships, with Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin repeating her Tokyo result to claim a fabulous bronze. Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour  slotted into the silver medal position — the best individual result of her career. However, for the first time in six […]

Horse eliminated from freestyle at European Dressage Championships under blood rule

European dressage championships - Adelinde Cornelissen eliminated for blood
Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) riding Governor-Str during the Grand Prix Freestyle – Individual Competition of the Dressage European Championship held at Hagen A.T.W near Osnabrück in Germany between the 7-12th September 2021

Dutch pair Adelinde Cornelissen and Governor-STR had their grand prix freestyle programme cut short at the European Dressage Championships when they were rung out owing to blood in the mouth. The combination, who were third to go in the order, were eliminated under FEI blood rules partway through their test after the 10-year-old Totilas x […]

Judges split on Carl Hester’s freestyle as European Dressage Championships gears up for thrilling climax

European Dressage Championships freestyle Carl Hester

Britain’s Carl Hester is currently lying in sixth place in the European Dressage Championships freestyle. The hot 12-year-old Jazz son En Vogue did not give Carl an easy ride, visibly reacting to the atmosphere and making some expensive mistakes.  The pair scored 78.38%, with Carl doing a fantastic job and the horse’s talent and quality […]