BD International: CHIO Aachen
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The following horse and rider combinations have been selected to represent Great Britain later this month in the CDIO5* FEI Nations Cup™, CDI4*, CDI1* and CDIY at CHIO Aachen in Germany (23 June – 02 July 2023).
CDIO5* - FEI Nations Cup™ Team
Annabella Pidgley from Windsor, Berkshire with Sarah Pidgley’s Vamos Amigos (bay gelding, 2012, Vitalis x Hotline, WESTF).
Charlotte Dujardin from Newent, Gloucestershire with Carl Hester and Coral Ingham’s Imhotep (chestnut gelding, 2013, Everdale x Vivaldi, KWPN).
Charlotte Fry based in Den Hout, the Netherlands (from Scarborough, North Yorkshire) with Van Olst Horses’ Everdale (black stallion, 2009, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, KWPN).
Laura Tomlinson from Cirencester, Gloucestershire with her own and Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s DSP Rose of Bavaria (black mare, 2010, Bordeaux x Florestan I, DSP (BAVAR)).
CDI4* - Big Tour
Charlotte Fry with with Van Olst Horses' Lars van de Hoenderheide (chestnut gelding, 2011, Negro x Layout, BWP).
Laura Tomlinson from Cirencester, Gloucestershire with her own and Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Fallatijn (chestnut gelding, 2010, Vivaldi x Cabochon, KWPN).
CDI1* Small Tour
Charlotte Dujardin from Newent, Gloucestershire with Carl Hester and Peter Belshaw’s Times Kismet (bay mare, 2015, Ampere x Lord Leatherdale, KWPN).
Charlotte Fry with Jessica Leijser's Kashmir (black gelding, 2015, Glamourdale, KWPN).
CDIY – Young Rider
Annabella Pidgley from Windsor, Berkshire with Sarah Pidgley’s Espe (bay mare, 2014, Escolar x Dimaggio, WESTF).
The British teams are supported by the British Equestrian’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery.
About the event
This year's event sees Great Britain take centre stage as the official partner country of the 2023 CHIO Aachen. Great Britain will not only shape the Opening Ceremony, with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in attendance, but also the entire show days of the CHIO Aachen with special performances from the Household Cavalry and Lottie Fry - who will perform to the live sounds of the Aachen Symphony Orchestra at the “Horse & Symphony” concerts. Beyond this, the typical British flair will be noticeable all over the show grounds as well as in the city itself: the traditional reception for the partner country will take place at the market square in Aachen on Monday 26 June.
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