Thursday 17 January - 08h35 | British Dressage
Olympic Medallists Shine at Addington
Who better than a pair of WEG medalists to kick off the 2019 season, and celebrate the rejuvenation of Addington Equestrian? With Emile Faurie and Charlotte Dujardin leading the pack, the first High Profile of the year didn’t disappoint with no less than 23 riders capturing wins at the premier Buckinghamshire venue (11 – 13 January 2019).
With his rising star Café’s Caletta, Emile Faurie scored an impressive victory in the LeMieux Grand Prix class, scoring 73.20% for the Oldenburg mare’s debut test at the level. Taking to Facebook to praise his talented partner Emile commented, “Couldn’t be happier and so excited for this mare’s future!” With the Senior European Championships taking place at Rotterdam in August, Emile will surely be looking ahead with promise.
Notching up four wins throughout the weekend, Charlotte Dujardin made her mark on the small tour classes with her two eight-year-old mares, Emma Blundell’s Mount St John VIP and Sarah Tyler-Evans’ River Rise Nisa. Each horse topped a Fairfax Saddles Prix St Georges and Saracen Horse Feeds Intermediate I but it was River Rise Nisa to earn the highest score of the show – a supreme 77.19% in Saturday’s Inter I – though Mount St John VIP was hot on her heels earning 76.40% for her win at the same level. Speaking about VIP’s success on Facebook, proud owner Emma said “[I’ve] Loved her since she arrived with us as a beautiful foal! Thank you Charlotte for all your training and making her the amazing horse she is today!”
Click here to take a look at some highlights from VIP and Charlotte’s test.
Friday 11 January - 14h50