A fitting finale for Hartpury’s fabulous Festival of Dressage

Portugal’s Luis Principe brought down the curtain on this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage with a victory in Sunday’s Equikro FEI CDI Intermediate I Freestyle. The win was a fitting way to conclude a week of dazzling international performances, world debuts and stunning displays. With 14 nations represented, the festival lived up to its international[…]

Mount St John Freestyle’s highly anticipated kür makes winning world debut

Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle’s highly anticipated kür made a winning world debut at Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage last night (Saturday). The 10-year-old daughter of Fidermark pulled out all the stops, earning a personal-best mark of 87.6%. No judge marked the combination lower than 86% with two judges even awarding 89%. Emma and Jill[…]

Freestyle closes the show in style on festival’s fabulous Friday!

Charlotte Dujardin brought the third day of competition to a sizzling finale at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. With a drawn order time of 19:06, crowds stayed on to enjoy the first of two opportunities to see Mount St John Freestyle at this show. The Hanoverian daughter of Fidermark was well worth the wait, pulling[…]

Carl Hester enjoys unanimous victory in Le Mieux Grand Prix

Carl Hester made his presence felt on Day 2 at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage, winning the Le Mieux Grand Prix with Nip Tuck. The 15-year-old son of Don Ruto put in a stunning performance in the sunshine to complete on a score of 73.98%. Nip Tuck returned to competition at Keysoe following a break[…]

Equidance set to showcase at the Festival of Dressage

Equidance has rapidly become a name synonymous with freestyle music in the UK over the past couple of years and this year they’ll be supporting the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. A series of demonstrations will take place over the week (3-7 July). Equidance’s unique, dismounted demo gives the audience not only all the information they[…]

Anna Ross set to headline Festival Gala Evening

International rider and trainer Anna Ross will headline the gala evening at this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage (3-7 July). The Saturday evening demo (6 July) will form part of a busy and entertaining schedule including the NAF Superflex FEI CDI Grand Prix Freestyle Final and the Elite Stallions Young Horse PSG Final. Anna Ross has represented[…]

Hartpury counts down to five glorious days of elegance, style and dancing horses

Hartpury’s fabulous Festival of Dressage launches a summer of equestrian sport with five days of world-class competition.  With just four weeks to go, preparations are well underway for the 2019 running of the Festival of Dressage. The show hails the start of a summer of equestrian sport at Hartpury, followed just weeks later by the[…]

Charlotte Dujardin reigns on with seven victories in the Festival of Dressage 2018

Spectators enjoyed incredible performances by top Olympic riders Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Fiona Bigwood on the final day of the Hartpury Festival of Dressage 2018 (Sunday 8 July). It was another fantastic day for Olympic Gold medallist Charlotte. The dressage sensation picked up two more titles to total seven wins across five action-packed days[…]