Lottie Fry and Glamourdale headline London CDI-W
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Double world champions Lottie Fry and Glamourdale head a competitive line-up for the FEI Dressage World Cup™ qualifier at the London International Horse Show, taking place this week at ExCel London (15 – 16 December 2022).
London International Horse Show ambassador Lottie Fry brings Van Olst Horses’ megastar stallion Glamourdale (pictured) to London for his first competition since winning double gold at the FEI Dressage World Championships in Herning, and to compete in front of a home crowd for the very first time.
Lottie and Glamourdale will be joined by two of their Herning teammates, Richard Davison with Bubblingh and Gareth Hughes with Classic Briolinca, who together with Charlotte Dujardin achieved the World Championship team silver medal for Great Britain.
While Charlotte Dujardin may be absent from this year’s London startlist as she’s expecting her first baby, we can look forward to seeing these three Herning heros in action alongside Emile Faurie, second here five years ago, who this time rides Bellevue and London CDI-W first-timer Andrew Gould who brings Indigro. All five Brits will be looking to add their names to the stellar list of home winners.
The star-studded list of overseas challengers includes Germany’s Ingrid Klimke with Franziskus FRH, fresh from a win at the Stuttgart leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ series just a few weeks ago. She is joined by fellow countrywoman Helen Langehanenberg with Annabelle 110, a combination that recently placed second at Madrid CDI-W, plus a wealth of other top riders from the Continent.
Those selected to represent Great Britain are detailed below:
Richard Davison, based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, with his own, Tom Davison and Gwendolyn Sontheim’s Bubblingh (bay gelding, 2006, Lingh x Picandt, KWPN).
Emile Faurie, based in 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’ Glamourdale (black stallion, 2011, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, KWPN).
Andrew Gould, based in Pulborough, West Sussex with Tatiana Milne-Skillman's Indigro (black stallion, 2013, Negro x Jazz, KWPN).
Gareth Hughes, based in Southam, Warwickshire with Julia Hornig, Rebecca Hughes, Ruby Hughes and his own Classic Briolinca (bay mare, 2006, Trento B x Royal Dance, KWPN).
Visitors on Thursday will have the opportunity to watch the much anticipated Dressage Unwrapped Masterclass, this year titled ‘Back to the Future’. This year’s edition of the classic London International dressage masterclass takes place at 12:20 as part of the Thursday Afternoon performance in the main arena.
An all-star lineup includes Olympic dressage riders Carl Hester, Lottie Fry and Richard Davison, multiple championship winning event rider Laura Collett, British Senior Eventing Team’s Performance Manager Richard Waygood MBE and internationally-renowned rider and coach, Anne van Olst.
The 90-minute Masterclass will cover all aspects of training for top level success in dressage, and will include tips, tricks and demos focusing on the successes of the past and the stars of the future.
Saturday visitors will have the opportunity to watch Natasha Baker’s Para Dressage Showcase, starting at 10:15. Hosted by multiple Paralympic gold medallist Natasha Baker OBE, the Showcase is a whistle-stop tour of all things Para Dressage!
With the help of world-class para riders Sophie Wells OBE and Jemima Green, Natasha covers a 360 degree view of the sport. Beginning with a demo from a Grade II athlete focusing on precision and adaptability, Natasha will discuss the essential traits both horse and rider need to exhibit to excel. The Showcase will then focus on a closer look at the rider-horse-coach relationship so essential to success, and touch on key training exercises to level up your dressage performances, before the Showcase concludes with a fantastic finale from champion rider and Paralympian Sophie Wells.
If you are unable to make it to The London International Horse Show for the Christmas 2022 event, there are a number of ways to catch up with the action.
The BBC plans to broadcast the following classes and performances from The London International Horse Show.
• The LeMieux Puissance on the evening of Thursday 15 December (online) 9.15pm
• The FEI Dressage World Cup™ (Freestyle) supported by Horse & Hound on the evening of Friday 16 December (online) 7.40pm
• The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping on the afternoon of Sunday 18 December (BBC Two and online) 12.30pm
• The whole of the Monday 19 Evening Performance, including The London Grand Prix (Jumping) 6.30pm (online)
All online coverage will be shown on the BBC Sport website, Red Button and on BBC iPlayer.
We'll update you with more exact timings of the dressage via social media nearer the time.
FEI TV is a pay-to-view service and you can watch the FEI World Cup™ classes (Dressage, Jumping and Driving) live. For further information visit FEI TV, powered by ClipMyHorse
Horse & Country
H&C+ subscribers will be able to view all classes and entertainment not broadcast by the BBC. Viewers will be able to watch comprehensive coverage of much of the action from the London International Horse Show 2022, including the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Short Grand Prix and Dressage Unwrapped.
Viewers can watch both live and on-demand via an H&C+ membership. It’s quick and simple to join, there’s no contract, and you can subscribe on a monthly basis for £5.99 per month or yearly at just £59.99, with BD members receiving a further 15% discount on the yearly subscription price. Full details on how to join can be found at horseandcountry.tv
Horse & Country also now offers a brand-new Pay Per View option, which will allow you to stream the event for a one-off payment of £14.99. You'll be able to livestream the show and watch on demand for a month.
All BBC programmes will be available on BBC iPlayer.
Horse & Country TV will have London International Horse Show classes and entertainment available for its H&C+ subscribers.
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