Dujardin does the double

By Ross Gazette sports reporter in Equine

Local Olympic legend, Charlotte Dujardin, left the rest of the field standing in both classes she contested on day two of Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage.

With two rides in the Elite Stallions Young Horse Prix St Georges, in which riders were competing for a spot in the final on Saturday night’s gala evening, Dujardin stormed the top of the leaderboard by winning with more than 10% in hand over second place on Mount St John Freestyle with a score of 80.96%.

Second placed Daniel Greenwood came in on a score of 70.39% riding Lukien Von Tespe, while Hartpury degree student and equine academy member Lucy Pincus took third on her father David’s Sheepcote Suncrest with 68.42%.

Dujardin’s second win of the day was with another Mount St John horse, this time on Mount St John Kom Fairytale in the Zamar FEI Intermediate I B with 74.04%. Becky Edwards riding Headmore Delegate nipped into second on 71.62% while Rachael Clark took the third spot with 70.18%.

Dujardin said: “I’m so happy with her [Mount St John Kom Fairytale] - she is quite inexperienced for her age and has never been in an atmosphere like this.

“Today was her first ever Inter I and she was a little bit tired after competing for two days in the heat. I’m excited about how well she behaves at a competition - she wants to do the job and is a grand prix horse for the future.”

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