Wellington CDI: all systems go

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 11:26 GMT

Plans for the inaugural Wellington CDI, 11 – 16 May, are advancing well and the team is building towards a great first ever international dressage competition at the Hampshire venue. Entries are now closed and we can announce the British contingent selected across the seven divisions – Big Tour, Small Tour, U25, Young Rider, Junior, Children and Pony.

Wellington Waterloo Arena Flag

With the Big Tour classes granted Olympic qualification status, the best of the British senior riders are all entered in their bid for a place on the Tokyo plane and a spot for September’s European Championships in Hagen while the youth classes are well supported as our talented riders bid for selection for their respective FEI championships.

The international competition will be joined by our para riders who are bidding for a Tokyo Paralympic place who will ride three tests in the same format they would at the Games. This will give the riders and horses a much needed chance to ride with an atmosphere and in front of top judges, plus the selectors will also be in attendance so it’s a real chance to impress.

As well as the world class facilities which Wellington boasts, competitors will be under the eyes of some of the best judges currently officiating, with no less than seven FEI 5* judges on the panel of ten who will oversee the seven competitions. Our own Isobel Wessels is president of the Ground Jury and she’s joined by fellow British 5* judges Stephen Clarke, Peter Storr and Clive Halsall plus Nick Burton (3*), Raphael Saleh (5* - FRA), Trond Asmyr (4* - NOR), Maria Colliander (5* - FIN), Mary Robins (4* - NZL) and Susan Baarup Christensen (5* - DEN).

Provisional timetable

Class Tuesday 11 May  Wednesday 12 May Thursday 13 May Friday 14 May Saturday 15 May Sunday 16 May
Big Tour     Grand Prix GP Special & GP Freestyle      
Small Tour PSG Inter I        
U25 Inter II   U25 Grand Prix      
Young Rider       Team Individual Freestyle
Junior       Team Individual Freestyle
Children       Team Individual  
Ponies       Team Individual Freestyle

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British entries

Big Tour

Nikki Barker from Newmarket, Suffolk with Viv Gleave and her own Durable (bay, stallion, 2008, 17.2hh, s. Spielberg)

Louise Bell from Banbury, Oxfordshire with William & Tonya Wood, John & Alison Walton and her own Into the Blue (roan, gelding, 2006, 16.2hh, Ublesco x Calvaro Z)

Fiona Bigwood from Haywards Heath, West Sussex with Anders Dahl’s Fame (bay, stallion, 2006, 16.2hh, Bordeaux 28 x Rhodium) and Carl Hester, Ann Cory and Lady Anne Evans’ Hawtins Delicato (bay, gelding, 2008, 16.2hh, Diamond Hit x Regazzoni)

Nicola Buchanan from Verwood, Dorset with her own Half Moon Dark Magic (black, gelding, 2009, 17.1hh, s. Dimaggio)

Kate Cowell from Mathon, Worcestershire with Audrey Lawrence and Christine Richards’ Samba Dancer (chestnut, gelding, 2006, 16.1hh, s. Samba Hit II)

Steph Croxford from Matlock, Derbyshire with her own Mr Benn (black, gelding, 2009, 16.1hh)

Richard Davison from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire with Gwendolyn Meyer’s Bubblingh (bay, gelding, 2006, 16.3hh, Lingh x Picandt)

Liz Diegutis from Clatford, Hampshire with her own Saskia Hit (bay, mare, 2005, 16.3hh, Sandro Hit x Akzent I)

Charlotte Dujardin from Newent, Gloucestershire with Emma Blundell’s Mount St John Freestyle (bay, mare, 2009, 16.2hh, Fidermark x Donnerhall) and her own Gio (chestnut, gelding, 2011, Apache x Tango)

Jess Dunn from Simonstone, Lancashire with Jennifer Whittaker’s Alicante Valley (liver chestnut, gelding, 2005, 16.3hh, s. Caricello)

Emile Faurie from Milton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire with Theodora Livanos’s Dono di Maggio (chestnut, gelding, 2007, 17hh, Dimaggio x Santander H)

Tom Goode from Milton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire with Sam Geddes's Dior (chestnut, stallion, 2008, 16.1hh, Gribaldi x Goodtimes)

Carl Hester from Newent, Gloucetershire with Charlotte Dujardin’s En Vogue (dark bay, gelding, 2009, 17hh, Jazz x Contango)

Emma Hindle from Sale, Lancashire with her own Diesel 8 (bay, gelding, 2008, 16.2hh, Vivaldi x Havidoff)

Gareth Hughes from Southam, Warwickshire with Judy Firmston-Wlliams and his own Sintano Van Hof Olympia (bay, gelding, 16.3hh, 2010, Sandro Hit x Silvano) and Claudine Kroll’s KK Dominant (bay, stallion, 2009, 16.3hh, Diamond Hit x Rubin Royal)

Rebecca Hughes from Southam, Warwickshire with Lorraine Sattin’s Rubini Royale (dark brown, gelding, 2002, s. Rubin-Royal)

Lisa Marriott from Lathom, Lancashire with her own Valucio (bay, gelding, 2009, 16hh, s. Va-Vite)

Sonnar Murray-Brown from Redmarley, Gloucestershire with his own Erlentanz (dark brown, gelding, 2007, 16.2hh, (Latimer x EH Benz)

Alice Oppenheimer from Alton, Hampshire with Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Dirubinio (chestnut, gelding, 2009, 17hh, Dimaggio x Rubinstein)

Laura Tomlinson from Gloucestershire with Ursula Bechtolsheimer and her own Fallatijn van Kairos (chestnut, gelding, 2010, 17.1hh, Vivaldi x Cabochon)

Spencer Wilton from Gloucestershire with Jen Goodman’s Supernova (bay, gelding, 2003, 16.3hh, De Niro x Weltmeyer)

Dan Watson from Headcorn, Kent with Barbara Marceau’s Aster Butterfly (chestnut, mare, 2008, 16hh, s. Breitling W)

Amy Woodhead from Grimsby, Humberside with Emma Blundell’s Mount St John Kom Fairytale (chestnut, mare, 2006, 16.2hh, Fürst Heinrich x Weltmeyer)

Small Tour

Luke Baber-Davies from Hove, East Sussex with Laurant Balzaretti’s Ivoli-E (chestnut, mare, 2013, 16.3hh, Dream Boy x Jazz)

Sophie Barker from Yarm, Cleveland with Ann Staines’s Royal Standard (bay, gelding, 2003, s. Rubin Royal)

Jess Bennett from Bristol, Avon with her own JB Dukaat (light bay, gelding, 2008, 16hh, s. Westenwind)

Emma Blundell from Thirsk, North Yorkshire with her own Mount St John VIP (bay, mare, 2011, 16.1hh, Vivaldi x Donnerhall)

Henry Boswell from Wellesbourne, Warwickshire with Margaret Lister’s Folt (bay, gelding, 2010, 16.1hh, s. Ampere)

Fiona Brennan from Howden, East Yorkshire with her own De Angelis (dark brown, gelding, 2011, 16.3hh, Decamerone x Regazzoni)

Rowan Bryson from Gloucester, Gloucestershire with her own Lazulith (brown, gelding, 2007, 17.1hh, s. Laudabilis)

John Chubb from Holsworthy, Devon with his own Wringler (grey, gelding, 2003, 17hh, s. Rhodium)

Daisy Coakley from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire with her own Affinity Bay (bay, gelding, 2003, 17hh, s. Gino III)

Kate Cowell from Mathon, Worcestershire with her own Ray-Ban (bay, gelding, 2009, 17hh, s. Royal Doruto)

Lara Edwards from Brigsley, Lincolnshire with Laura Milner and her own Jazzed Up (black, gelding, 2009, 16.2hh, s. Jazz)

Lottie Flinn from Preston, Lancashire with Kathryn Flinn’s Korenbloem Royal Rebel (bay, stallion, 2003, 16hh)

Andrew Gould from West Chiltington, West Sussex with his own Genie I (bay, stallion, 2011, 16.2hh, s. Zhivago x Sandro Hit)

Dan Greenwood from Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire with Jo Handman’s Flore II (bay, mare, 2010, 16.1hh, Rousseau x Flemmingh)

Sarah Higgins from Marthall, Cheshire with her own Faydirmie ZH (chestnut, gelding, 2010, 16hh, s. Zardano) and Sarah Rao’s Netzo (black, gelding, 2012, 16.1hh, Negro x Jazz)

Rebecca Hughes from Southam, Warwickshire with Julia Hornig, Gareth Hughes and her own Classic Goldstrike (chestnut, gelding, 2011, 16.3hh, Tango x Krack C)

Willow Kemp from London with her own Dark Horse (bay, gelding, 2010, 16hh, s. Damsey)

Kate Lister from Kineton, Warwickshire with her own Fiskus 41 (chestnut, gelding, 2012, 16.1hh, First Selection x Laurentianer)

Sarah Millis from Horsham, West Sussex with her own Impressive VDC (chestnut, gelding, 2013, 16.1hh, Charmeur x Krack C)

Sam Rahmatalla from Calne, Wiltshire with her own Hawtins Falerno (bay, gelding, 2010, 16.3hh, Fürst Romancier x Weltmeyer)

Sarah Rogers from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with Ursula Bechtolsheimer and Laura Tomlinson’s Viva Lotta (bay, mare, 2011, 17hh)

Kim Seaby from Headley, Berkshire with Liz Connolly’s Razzle Dazzle (bay, mare, 2007, 15.3hh)

Sarah Turner from Chelmsford, Essex with Michele Wyatt’s Eduardo (dark bay, gelding, 2005, 16.2hh, s. Ehrenpreis)

Jessica Wade from Witney, Oxfordshire with Diana Wade’s Godin (black, gelding, 2011, 16.2hh, Uphill x Metall)

Dan Watson from Headcorn, Kent with his own Aster Berlin (chestnut, gelding, 2011, 16.2hh, s. Breitling W)

Amy Woodhead from Grimsby, Humberside with Claire Hester, Carl Hester, Roly Luard and Anne Seifert-Cohn’s U-Genius (black, stallion, 2011, 17.1hh, Uthopia x Negro)


Lucy Amy from Jersey with her own Rudy (bay, gelding, 2009, 16.2hh)

Lewis Carrier from Downham Market, Norfolk with his own Diego V (bay, gelding, 2008, 16.2hh, s. Spielberg)

Dylan Deutrom from Reading, Berkshire with Matt Hicks and Sarah Warry’s Sunlit Uplands (chestnut, gelding, 2008, 16hh, Don Henrico x Hitchcock)

Alex Harrison from Chew Magna, Avon with his own Diamond Hill (chestnut, gelding, 2011, 15.2hh, s. Don Diamond)

Megan Ingham from Finchampstead, Berkshire with Coral Ingham’s Wanadoo (chestnut, gelding, 2001, 16.2hh, Wolkenstein II x Cavalier)

Alicia Lee from How Caple, Herefordshire with her own Bonita 466 (brown, mare, 2009, 16.1hh, Benetton Dream x Prince Thatch)

Ellie McCarthy from New Milton, Hampshire with her own GB Londero von Worrenberg (black, gelding, 2009, 16.1hh, Londontime x Calypso II)

Young Riders

Caitlin Burgess from Berkeley, Gloucestershire with her own Chocotof (brown gelding, 2007, Lord Leatherdale, KWPN)

Anna Dalrymple from Horsham, West Sussex with Maxine Vainio’s Vagabond de Massa (bay gelding, 2009, Reito x Xaquiro, LUSIT)

Maddy Frewin from Bristol with Christine Kirk’s Woodlander Rhythm 'n’ Blues (dark bay gelding, 2007, Woodlander Rockstar x Londonderry, BWBS)

Clare Hole from Bury St Edmunds, Surrey with her own Chuchaqui LAT (black gelding, 2007, Painted Black, KWPN)

Lara Kuropatwa from Malmesbury, Wiltshire with Sian Kuropatwa’s For Season (liver chestnut gelding, 2010, Fifty Cent 2 x Voltaire, WESTF)

Juliette Lindsay from Sevenoaks, Kent with Samantha Thurman-Pickett’s Highcliffe Apollo (bay gelding, 2002, Der Lenz x Laptop, HANN)

Charlotte Lutener from Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire with her own Full Fusion BS (bay mare, 2010, Blue Hors Zack, KWPN)

Charlotte McDowall from Newent, Gloucestershire with her own Alivia (black mare, 2005, Olivi x Roemer, KWPN)

Charlotte Snape from Beverley, Yorkshire with her own Camelot III (bay gelding, 2002, Carabas, HANN)

Chelsea Tolhurst from Faversham, Kent with her own Hermitage de Jeu (dark bay gelding, 2012, Chagall x Prince Thatch, KWPN)


Teghan Cantrell-Bennett from Ascot, Berkshire with Christine Cantrell’s Woodlander Donna Summer (bay mare, 2005, Woodlander Del Amitri, WBS)

Mette Dahl from Haywards Heath, West Sussex with Fiona Bigwood’s Florina 146 (bay mare, 2010, Fürst Romancier x Donnerhall, HANN)

Claudia Davis from Loughton, Essex with her own Fergus RT (black gelding, 2010, Uphill, KWPN)

India Durman-Mills from Leicester, Leicestershire with Verity Saul’s Escade (bay gelding, 2009, Jazz, KWPN)

Chloe Hill from Chobham, Surrey with Jennifer Bain’s Fort Knoxx (black gelding, 2006, Florencio I x Brentano II, OLDBG)

Holly Kerslake from Lifton, Devon with Laura Summers’ Extasia (black mare, 2009, Zucherro, KWPN)

Lily Laughton from Chippenham, Wiltshire with Alicia Laughton’s Danubio 13 (black gelding, 2013, Decurio, BRAND)

Isobel Lickley from Wolverhampton, Staffordshire with Robert & Nicola Lickley’s Gracia (black mare, 2011, Negro x Don Gregory, KWPN)

Gemma Owen from Flintshire with her own Sirius Black (black gelding, 2005, Stedinger x Rotspon, HANN)

Annabella Pidgley from Windsor, Berkshire with Sarah Pidgley’s Hilus MHB (bay gelding, 2012, Johnson x Don Primero, SWB) and Sarah Pidgley’s Sultan des Paludes FRH (liver chestnut gelding, 2010, Soliman de Hus x De Niro, HANN)

Soraya Rogers from Dorking, Surrey with Deborah Kamal’s Inzell Indigo (bay gelding, 2013, Negro x Tuschinski, KWPN)


Demi Howard-Cartwright from Sunningdale, Berkshire with Nathalie Kayal’s Cleverboy (bay gelding, 2007, Sandreo x Katell, KWPN)

Ruby Hughes from Southam, Warwickshire with Nancy Scott’s Bee Gee 8 (bay gelding, 2006, KWPN)

Darcey Blaze Marcus from Godalming, Surrey with Yorkie Jobling-Purser’s Valido's Starlight (bay gelding, 2004, Valido x Capri Moon, DWB)


Beatrice Butterworth from Bristol, Gloucestershire with Sharon Butterwoth’s Carlsson (chestnut gelding, 1998, Croupier

Mette Dahl from Haywards Heath, West Sussex with Fiona Bigwwod’s George Clooney BS (grey gelding, 2011, Caesar 171 x Santano, KWPN)

Rose Foley from Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway with Shona Leckie’s Cordici K (chestnut gelding, 2007)

Sofia Games from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with Janet Oliver and Katie Oliver Games’ Mister Snowman (chestnut gelding, 2006, The Braes My Mobility x Llanarth Most Triton, OLDBG)

Lauren Geraghty from Derby, Derbyshire with her own WS Jackson (chestnut gelding, 2011, Chiskin Jaguar, AES)

Myles Graham from Swindon, Wiltshire with Caron Roberts’ Dresscode Cocktail (dun gelding, 2011, Top Carlos Cassini, WESTF)

Demi Howard-Cartwright from Sunningdale, Berkshire with her own Fin C We (liver chestnut gelding, 2003, Famos x Eiger III

Ruby Hughes from Southam, Warwickshire with Shirley Rixon’s Hilkens Showgirl (palomino mare, 2013, Dreidimensional x Champion De Luxe, WESTF)

Gracie Morgan from Bedale, North Yorkshire with Julie Morgan’s Ella (grey mare, 2009, Caesar 171 x Santano, KWPN)

Entries subject to change.

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