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Lottie Fry wins grand prix on 84.03%


  • Lottie Fry gained the opening grand prix class of the London Horse Present dressage competitors this afternoon by greater than 5% on her world champion, Glamourdale.

    The British pair scored 84.03% within the FEI World Cup quick grand prix, supported by Horse & Hound. Their spectacular check brimmed with managed energy as Van Olst Horses’ black stallion confirmed off all through his nearly flawless efficiency.

    “He had a little bit of a vacation after the dressage World Championships and out of the blue grew to become much more common for breeding, so he’s been busy with that,” mentioned Lottie.

    “Then the final month or so we began to mess around with the work once more. A few weeks in the past we realised how properly he was going at house and thought how superb it might be to deliver him to London – and that’s how we ended up coming.”

    Lottie mentioned she remains to be “residing on a cloud” and her success this yr – double particular person gold plus workforce silver on the World Championships in Herning – hasn’t actually sunk in.

    “I suppose there most likely was various stress coming right here, contemplating how properly the World Championships went, however I do know he loves these atmospheres and the sector right here is unimaginable,” she mentioned.

    “There was loads of pleasure about coming to indicate him in England for the primary time and we each beloved it. When he goes in there he lifts up and offers extra and I’ve not had that feeling since Herning – it’s an unimaginable feeling.”

    London Horse Show dressage 2022: Lottie Fry and Glamourdale win the grand prix

    Lottie Fry and Glamourdale have a good time a grand prix win on the London Worldwide Horse Present. Credit score: Peter Nixon

    Gareth Hughes made it a British one-two when he piloted his world workforce silver medallist Traditional Briolinca to second on 78.26%. The 16-year-old mare belongs to Gareth, his spouse Rebecca and daughter Ruby, plus Julia Hornig.

    “I assumed I did a very good job till Lottie rode in!” joked Gareth. “I’ve been doing this a very long time and what Lottie’s achieved, what Charlotte [Dujardin] has achieved – these two are going to be the centre of our workforce for years to return.

    “This was my mare’s first indoor present – she holds loads of nerve, however she’s getting older, so we thought as she feels actually good we’d come right here. I’m actually happy with her efforts right here right this moment.”

    London Horse Show dressage 2022: Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca

    Gareth Hughes and Traditional Briolinca end second within the grand prix on the London Worldwide Horse Present 2022. Credit score: Peter Nixon

    Germany’s Ingrid Klimke – who combines using in eventing and dressage at championship stage – completed third on her London Horse Present dressage debut with Wilhelm Holkenbrink’s Franziskus FRH, scoring 75.42%.

    “He was actually listening and really contemporary,” mentioned Ingrid, who was kicking herself for doing 13 one tempi modifications as a substitute of 11. “That was a giant mistake from me – I wasn’t certain if I used to be lacking one after which I did too many, however he did pretty pirouettes, a brilliant zigzag, good two-time modifications, so there have been many good factors.”

    Ingrid mentioned she was glad she had arrived early, on Tuesday, to present the 14-year-old stallion time to take in the ambiance, however she nonetheless needed to sit a giant leap as she warmed down after her check.

    “He’s filled with himself! I’m actually trying ahead to tomorrow evening,” mentioned the German star, who’s using to pop music within the freestyle. “I hope it should get everybody dancing of their chairs, it’s actually refreshing and enjoyable.”

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