British Equestrian announces nominated entries for FEI Dressage European Championships

  • Written By: British Equestrian
  • Published: Mon, 31 Jul 2023 13:53 GMT

British Equestrian and the British Dressage selectors can today confirm the eight horse and rider combinations that will form their list of nominated entries ahead of the FEI Dressage European Championship, set to take place in Riesenbeck, Germany from 5-10 September this year.

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Nominated entries in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

Charlotte Dujardin (38) based in Newent, Gloucestershire, with Carl Hester and Coral Ingham’s Imhotep (chestnut, gelding, 16.2hh, 9yrs, Everdale x Vivaldi, Breeder: T Huizing NED).

Charlotte Fry (27) 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) and Glamourdale (black, stallion, 16.3hh, 11yrs, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, Breeder: J Rodenburg NED).*

Andrew Gould (43) based in Horsham, West Sussex with Tatiana Skillman’s Indigro (black, stallion, 16.2hh, 10yrs, Negro x Jazz, Breeder: J Deenen NED).

Carl Hester (56) based in Newent, Gloucestershire and originally from Sark, The Channel Islands, with Sandra Biddlecombe, Charlotte Dujardin and Lady Anne Evans and his own En Vogue (dark bay gelding, 17hh, 14yrs, Jazz x Contango, Breeder: A Van der Goor NED) and Fiona Bigwood, Penny Bigwood, Mette Bigwood and Anders Dahl’s Fame (bay, stallion, 16.2hh, 13yrs, Bordeaux 28 x Rhodium, Breeder: V.O.F Gerritsen NED).

Gareth Hughes (52) based in Southam, Warwickshire with Julia Hornig, Rebecca Hughes, Ruby Hughes and his own Classic Briolinca (bay, mare, 16.2hh, 17yrs, Trento B x Royal Dance, Breeder: Febr van der Steen NED).

Becky Moody (43) based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with her own Jagerbomb (bay, gelding, 17.1hh, 9yrs, Dante Weltino x Jazz, Breeder: B Moody GBR).


Reserves in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

Lewis Carrier, based in Chippenham, Wiltshire with Andrew and Helen Carrier and his own Diego V (bay, gelding, 16.2hh, 15yrs, Spielberg x Welt Hit II, Breeder: E Janssen NED).

Emile Faurie, based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, with his own and Diana Rose’s Bellevue (bay, mare, 16.2hh, 12yrs, Bordeaux 28 x Brentano II, Breeder: H Heinen GER).

* Charlotte Fry has Van Olst Horses’ Lars Van De Hoenderheide (chestnut, gelding, 16hh, 12yrs, Negro x Layout, Breeder: Jan Slips BEL) as a direct reserve for both of her nominated horses.

At the time of release, the names of the grooms for each horse have not been confirmed, but will be included in the final squad announcement. 

Selection decisions are subject to the athletes and horses maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 4 August 2023. The selected squad of four combinations to travel to Riesenbeck, plus non-travelling reserves, will be announced on or before 15 August.

The funding that the British Equestrian World Class Programme receives from the National Lottery and UK Sport is pivotal in preparing our teams for senior championships and supporting them on the ground.

British Equestrian is also extremely grateful for the support we enjoy from our partners – Bates Saddles, Dodson & Horrell, Fairfax & Favor, Haygain, NAF and Toggi – and team suppliers – Equi-Trek Horseware, Lotus Romeo, Marksway Horsehage and Point Two. We’re indebted for the year-round support they provide to the World Class Programme and British teams, which helps us to best prepare for senior championships.