This month’s Royal Windsor Horse Show ended with a big victory for Charlotte Dujardin. The British dressage rider has won the highly prestigious CDI4 Grand Prix in Windsor.
Riding her Hanoverian mare Mount St. John Freestyle, the British dressage rider topped a gripping style, earning her a winning score of 78,587 percent. This is Dujardin's second Royal Windsor Horse title this week aboard her winning mare, Mount St. John Freestyle.
Following in second place was Carl Hester and Hawtins Delicato (Diamond Hit). Richard Davidson and Bubblingh (Lingh) took the third place, while Gareth Hughes and Don Carissimo (Don Crusador) finished fourth with 70,739 percent. Hayley Watson-Greaves and Rubins Nite completed the top five lists.
About the British equestrian Charlotte Dujardin
Born in Greater London, Charlotte Susan Jane Dujardin is a British elite dressage rider and equestrian. Dujardin has been hailed as the most successful British dressage rider in the history of the sport, having won almost all major titles and world records in the sport.
Dujardin’s first big break came in 2011, where she became part of the successful equestrian team that won the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in London Olympia. She and her team also set a new World Record for the Olympic Grand Prix at that event.
In December 2012, she competed and won the 2012 World Cup freestyle event at Olympia. This was followed by another victory in April 2015, when Dujardin and her Dutch Warmblood gelding Valegro won the FEI World Cup with an impressive score of 94.169 percent. This was Dujardin and Valegro’s fourth consecutive World Title. The two are the only competition pair to have ever held four consecutive world titles in the history of the sport.
Dujardin holds a complete set of individual elite dressage titles, which include the World Freestyle and Grand Prix Special, the Grand Prix Special Titles, the World Cup individual dressage and European freestyle, and the individual Olympic freestyle. She is the first and still the only horse rider to hold this complete set of world equestrian titles at the same time.
In addition, Dujardin is also an active member of the Great Britain team for Team Dressage and was voted Sportswoman of the Year after she won the FEI championship.