Last week, double World Dressage champion, Lottie Fry, invited The London International Horse Show to her yard in Den Hout, The Netherlands, to get a glimpse of how her preparations are going for the Show, which returns to ExCeL London from 15 to 19 December.
The British Olympic team bronze medalist gave an exclusive tour of the Van Olst Stables, where she is based with her mentor, Danish Olympian Anne van Olst. As well as being introduced to her championship medal-winning horses, Glamourdale and Everdale, Fry highlighted several up-and-coming stars and gave a demonstration of her inspirational skills aboard Dark Legend, her mount at last year’s London International Horse Show, during which she finished 4th in the FEI Dressage World CupTM Grand Prix supported by Horse & Hound and 2nd in the FEI Dressage World CupTM Freestyle to Music supported by Horse & Hound.
Looking ahead to the 2022 Show, Fry said: “The atmosphere at London is always incredible… it gives you that extra edge and makes it really exciting… to be able to win in front of a home crowd would be so special.”
This year, Fry will also be part of the Dressage Unwrapped Masterclass in the Main Arena on Thursday 15 December, where she will ride one of her younger horses and be joined in the arena by her trainer, van Olst.
The Show has today released a short film providing further behind-the-scenes insights into how the world champion trains and her hopes for The London International Horse Show 2022.
Lottie Fry will be competing in the FEI Dressage World CupTM Grand Prix and Freestyle to Music supported by Horse & Hound on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 December respectively, as well as the Dressage Unwrapped Masterclass on Thursday 15 December. Buy tickets to see her in action here.
Source: The London International Horse Show
Photo: The London International Horse Show