Tales from Somerford: Former RIHS champion shines in the dressage arena ahead of final HOYS appearance

Brickell Mr Pickwick at the National Dressage Championships

A traditional coloured pony made use of the Lemieux National Dressage Championships as preparation for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) next month, where he has qualified as a ridden coloured. Rebecca Lonk’s impressive gelding Brickell Mr Pickwick (George) was making his National Dressage Championships debut in two classes, the Mobiliser Preliminary Silver Championship […]

Dominant performance secures the win in Lemieux Grand Prix at National Dressage Championships

Gareth Hughes riding KK Dominant to win the grand prix at the National Dressage Championships

Drawn last to go, Gareth Hughes scored 73.34% with Martin and Claudine Kroll’s KK Dominant to win the Lemieux Grand Prix at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. The 12-year-old breeding stallion, Diamond Hit x Rubin Royal, has been with Gareth for three years. “I met his owners while teaching in Switzerland a good few years […]

‘Top grand prix horse in the making’ crowned top seven-year-old at National Dressage Championships

Becky Moody rides Jagerbomb to victory in the seven year old young horse championship at the Lemeiux National Dressage Championships.
Becky Moody rides homebred Jagerbomb to the seven-year-old title.

It was no surprise to see Becky Moody’s Jagerbomb win the seven-year-old young horse championship at the National Dressage Championships. And it was deserved win for the huge Dante Weltino gelding, who is Becky’s homebred out of Udysee, a Jazz mare that Becky Moody had ready to go grand prix when a field injury retired […]

‘He was really with me today’: inter I newbie Nick Lawson lands silver title riding ‘introverted’ gelding

Nick Lawson and IceBlue Valentino at the National British Dressage championships

Riding only his fifth test at this level, Nick Lawson netted the Saracen Horse Feeds Intermediate I Silver Championship riding the magnificent black gelding IceBlue Valentino (Apollo) on day three of the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. 19-year-old Harlem gelding Apollo, who is out of Rimea, is a new ride for Nick this season. “This is […]

‘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 […]

‘Getting to regionals was amazing, let alone here’: Jo Barry beats the odds to claim PSG title at National Dressage Championships

National Dressage Championships - Jo Barry and Goofy La Perle
Jo Barry and Goofy La Perle winning the PSG silver at the 2021 National Dressage Championships

Jo Barry went into the Fairfax Saddles prix st georges silver at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships with Goofy La Perle hoping for a top five place and came out as champion. Drawn two from the end of the class, she overtook long-time leader Shelley Reeve-Smith and Sinderella to win on 70.684%. “We’ve had a […]

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

National Dressage Championships Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep
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 […]

‘It’s the perfect result, but unexpected’: elementary silver winner scoops one-two at National Dressage Championships

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

Georgie Nicholls made the debut of all debuts at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships, taking the top two spots in the Equitop elementary silver. The win came with Katie Haigh’s Woodcroft Kika Quina, aka Luna, with Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Figaro (Jack), winner of the novice freestyle silver title in July, taking the runner-spot. “It’s the […]

‘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 […]