Britain's golden girls headline 2023 London CDI-W
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Britain's golden girls spearhead a superb line-up heading to this week's FEI World Cup qualifier hosted at the London International Horse Show running from 13 – 18 December 2023 at ExCeL London.
With the highlight of the festive competition season, we're delighted to share those taking part as well as details of how to watch, follow and enjoy the CDI-W 5* Dressage taking place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 December – sponsored by Bret Willson Dressage International Ltd and Horse & Hound.
Those selected to represent Great Britain are detailed below:
Lewis Carrier based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (from Downham Market, Norfolk), with his own, and Andrew and Helen Carrier's Diego V (bay gelding, 2008, Spielberg, KWPN).
Charlotte Dujardin based in Newent, Gloucestershire, with Carl Hester and Coral Ingham’s Imhotep (chestnut, gelding, 16.2hh, 9yrs, Everdale x Vivaldi, Breeder: T Huizing NED).
Emile Faurie from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire with his own and Diana Rose’s Bellevue (bay mare, 2011, Bordeaux 28 x Brentano II, OLDBG).
Charlotte Fry based in Den Hout, the Netherlands and originally from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with Van Olst Horses’ Everdale (black, stallion, 17.2hh, 13yrs, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, Breeder: P Kluytmans NED)
Becky Moody based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with her own Jagerbomb (bay, gelding, 17.1hh, 9yrs, Dante Weltino x Jazz, Breeder: B Moody GBR).
If you are unable to make it to The London International Horse Show for the Christmas 2023 event, there are a number of ways to catch up with the action.
The BBC plan to broadcast the Dressage World Cup Freestyle class from 7.15pm via BBC iPlayer, the red button and BBC Sport website.
FEI TV, provided by ClipMyHorse, will be streaming both Dressage World Cup classes live and online for those holding subscriptions.
All BBC programmes will be available on BBC iPlayer.
Horse & Country TV will have non-FEI London International Horse Show classes and entertainment available for its H&C+ subscribers.
The LeMieux Masterclass will take place in the New Horizon Plastics London Arena – a new arena being introduced at the 2023 Show – on Thursday 14 December and aims to provide both amateurs and experienced riders with Dressage tips and tricks that riders can put into practice at home. The hour-long session will be co-presented by Dressage World Championship silver medallists Gareth Hughes and Richard Davison, who will work with eventer Yasmin Ingham, and BD Youth starlet Ruby Hughes, daughter of Gareth.
The Live Zone’s packed programme includes interviews with Show Ambassadors, Lottie Fry, Harry Charles and Jodie Hall McAteer, and Meet and Greets with influencers such as Alanna Clarke, This Esme, Harlow Luna White and Megan Elphick. Visitors will also have the chance to watch behind-the-scenes interviews on the making of Horse & Country programmes, including ‘Lights, Camera, Atkinson’, starring LeMieux Masterclass participant Ben Atkinson. Here are the dressage-themed and standout sessions to enjoy:
Thursday 14 December
From 5.00pm Alanna Clarke Hosts The Live Zone Alanna Clarke hosts an hour of interviews with:
5.00pm – Rising Dressage Star Lewis Carrier
5.15pm – Multiple Para dressage medallist Natasha Baker
5.30pm – Young Rider Ruby Hughes
Saturday 16 December
4.00pm Great British Racing: Retraining Masterclass
Sunday 17 December
1.00pm In Conversation: The British Ethnic Riders Foundation