It's time for the 2022 FEI World Championships
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With our British dressage horses and riders all successfully through horse inspection and settled into the state of the art facility in Herning, Denmark, it’s time to look ahead to this year’s FEI World Championships and find out more about how to follow the action this week.
Taking place every four years, the FEI World Championships are the diamond in the glittering collection of FEI Championships with all disciplines celebrated and combinations coming together from every corner of the world. This year, Herning in Denmark plays host to the dressage, para dressage, jumping and vaulting competition, whilst the eventing and driving medal battles take place in Pratoni, Italy in September.
Britain's senior horses have all successfully passed horse inspection this morning and looked a picture thanks to the dedicated care of the British grooms, Heidi Troniseck, Alan Davies, Richard Neale and Steph Sharples.
Here are the full details of the horses and riders representing Great Britain.
Richard Davison (66) based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, with his own and Gwendolyn Sontheim’s Bubblingh (bay, gelding, 16.3hh, 16yrs, Lingh x Picandt, Breeder: Richard Davison GBR, Groom: Heidi Troniseck)
Charlotte Dujardin (37) based in Newent, Gloucestershire, with Carl Hester and Coral Ingham’s Imhotep (chestnut, gelding, 16.2hh, 9yrs, Everdale x Vivaldi, Breeder: T Huizing NED, Groom: Alan Davies)
Charlotte Fry (26) based in Den Hout, the Netherlands and originally from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with Van Olst Horses’ Glamourdale (black stallion, 16.3hh, 11yrs, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, Breeder: J. Rodenburg NED, Groom: Richard Neale)
Gareth Hughes (51) based in Southam, Warwickshire with Julia Hornig, Rebecca Hughes, Ruby Hughes and his own Classic Briolinca (bay, mare, 16.2hh, 16yrs, Trento B x Royal Dance, Breeder: Febr van der Steen NED, Groom: Steph Sharples)
British para dressage team
Grade II: Sir Lee Pearson (48) from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with his own Breezer (bay, gelding, 16.1hh, 11yrs, s. Bacardi, Breeder: Lee Pearson GBR)
Grade II: Georgia Wilson (26), from Abergele, North Wales, with Geoff and Julie Wilson and her own Sakura (chestnut, mare, 16hh, 8yrs, Breeder: G Eilberg GBR)
Grade III: Natasha Baker (32) from Uxbridge, Middlesex, with Joanna Jensen, Christian Landolt, Phil and Lorraine Baker, and her own Keystone Dawn Chorus (bay, mare, 16.1hh, 11yrs, s. Dimaggio, Breeder: S. Lavendera GBR)
Grade V: Sophie Wells (32), from Harby, Lincolnshire, with Rowland Kinch’s Don Cara M (dark bay, gelding, 16.3hh, 13yrs, Breeder: H. M. Melis NED).
Get ready to show your support across the next week! The Dressage competition runs from 6 - 10 August with the Team prizes won on Sunday 7 August. The Individual medals will be decided with the Grand Prix Special on August 8 followed by the Grand Prix Freestyle final on 10 August. The Para Dressage competition takes over from the senior action from 10 - 14 August. Fierce Individual competitions across the five grades will be held on 10 August, with Individual Freestyle taking centre stage on 14 August. The Team competition is held on 12 - 13 August, a fitting conclusion to what's expected to be a fire-cracker of a competition with Britain's Tokyo foursome returning to the fold.
How to follow
Don't miss a second of the action, tune into all the super sessions at this year’s ECCO FEI World Championships via your TV, laptop or mobile! Fans can tune into all the Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage and Vaulting sport from wherever they are in the world thanks to FEI TV via Clip My Horse. Coverage promises to be better than ever with augmented reality (AR) graphics used for the first time in an FEI equestrian sports broadcast.
Find times and results provided by Longines Timing on the British Dressage Herning Hub, and we'll be bringing you live updates on every day of competition across the BD social media channels.