Herning 2013

European Championships, Herning, Denmark 20-25 August 2013

32 BDSC members had an enjoyable trip to Denmark where the British Team of Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro, Carl Hester & Uthopia, Michael Eilberg & Half Moon Delphi and Gareth Hughes & DV Stenkjers Nadonna were narrowly beaten by Germany and Holland and ended up in bronze position.

Congratulations to Charlotte & Valegro on winning all 3 tests with fantastic scores and becoming the first ever British rider to become European Dressage Champion.

For the first time the Para Dressage Championships took place alongside the Dressage and Show Jumping and congratulations are also due to Sophie Christiansen & Rio, Natasha Baker & Cabral, Ann Dunham & LJT Lucas Normark and Sophie Wells & Valerius who again won team gold and together with individual, Ricky Balshaw & LJT Engaards Solitaire collected a total of 7 gold and 4 silver medals.

© Kevin Sparrow 2012