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[…]

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[…]

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[…]