On home soil, London International Horse Show ambassador Charlotte "Lottie" Fry managed to do what she does best, and danced together with Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale) to a stunning victory in today's World Cup Grand Prix.
The double World Champion set an amazing score of over 84%, and was unanimously crowned the winner of the class aboard the 11-year-old Dutch KWPN stallion Glamourdale. The judges also agreed on the silver, which went to compatriot Gareth Hughes. In the saddle of the also Dutch-bred mare Classic Briolinca (Trento B), Hughes rode to a score of 78.263%. The successful German eventing and dressage rider Ingrid Klimke took the bronze medal, by collecting a total percentage of 75.421 on the back of the Hanoverian stallion Franziskus FRH (Fidertanz 2).
Klimke's compatriot, Helen Langehanenberg also set a marvelous result. She and the 14-year-old Holstein mare Annabelle took fourth place with a score of 74.816%. The Dutchman Hans Peter Minderhoud caused a stir with the judges in the saddle of the 14-year-old KWPN stallion Glock's Dream Boy (Vivaldi). Although the judges at C awarded the duo third place, they were less enthusiastic at E and M where they scored them sixth. Eventually, the Dutch pair ended up in fifth place with an average of 73.447% on the scoreboard.
Find the full results HERE.