Monday, 21. August 2023


For the first time in Germany: Live training with the Dressage Olympic Gold Medallist Charlotte Dujardin

She conquered the indoor dressage arenas of the world with Valegro, she has won Olympic gold and World and European Championship titles. And even since the wonder gelding has been enjoying his well-deserved retirement, Charlotte Dujardin continues to expand her collection of medals with new horses - most recently with team gold and two individual bronze medals at the European Championships in Riesenbeck. In cooperation with the Equestrian Management Agency, the 38-year-old British dressage rider is coming to the Aachen Soers on September 30th for a live training session and will give insights into her proven training philosophy.

She is the most successful British dressage rider of all time, the world records she has set in the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle are unbeaten through to this very day: However, Charlotte Dujardin is not only well-known for her great victories, but especially for her sensitive style of riding. The three-time Olympic gold medallist rides and promotes her horses in a very special way so that true partnerships arise. With Valegro she advanced to the top rankings of the world elite in record time, walked off with all the gold medals at both of the international championships in the years 2012 to 2016. But that was just the start of a fairy-tale career, which Dujardin’s trainer and mentor, Carl Hester, has played a decisive role in. Together, the pair keep on schooling young horses up to top competition level. For example, Charlotte Dujardin surprised everyone in 2018 at the World Championships in Tryon (USA) with the then nine-year-old Mount St. John Freestyle, when she finished third at the World Championships. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN) it was the ten-year-old Gio, with whom the British rider piaffed onto the winner’s rostrum. And last year at the World Championships in Herning (DEN), Charlotte Dujardin presented the next candidate from her top-class series of championship horses: the nine-year-old Imhotep.

The pair finished third in the Deutsche Bank Prize at the CHIO Aachen 2023. The Everdale son was also her partner at the European Championships this summer in Riesenbeck, from which she returned home with team gold and two individual bronze medals. Immediately after this sporting highlight of the year, Charlotte Dujardin will return to Aachen once again. On Saturday, September 30th, dressage riders and fans will have the unique opportunity to learn from one of the best riders in the world – what’s more in the exclusive setting at the traditional showgrounds in Aachen. The young mother will be giving insights into her daily work with her horses for the first time on German soil in the scope of a hosted live training session at the CHIO Aachen CAMPUS and she will show what she places particular importance on and which clever methods she uses to improve individual movements long-term. “I love explaining what I do and how I do it,” said Charlotte Dujardin. “For me training each horse is a new exciting journey and that is also what makes my work so special.“ There will be four theme blocks in total: Warming up, Young Horses, Elementary and Medium Movements and up to Grand Prix Level. In addition to different training sessions, this Masterclass also offers the perfect opportunity to get to know Charlotte Dujardin personally between 4 and 7.30 p.m. and take a look back on her career so far.

The ticket sales have already started. Tickets can either be purchased online or from the ticket hotline on +49-(0)241-9171111. Admission to the live training session with Charlotte Dujardin will be one hour before the event begins.

LOOKING FORWARD: We are offering you the unique opportunity to ride in the live training with Charlotte Dujardin!

All ticket buyers can apply for one of two training slots if the following minimum requirements are met:

Training slot basic work: at least three placings at L-level in this horse-rider combination; ridden on snaffle.

Training slot work with the young horse: five-year-old horse with at least two placings at elementary level dressage in this horse-rider combination; first beginnings at elementary level.

The training will be given in English language. You will find the link to the application form in the confirmation email after the ticket purchase. If you have already bought a ticket before, you will receive all necessary information by e-mail. In addition to the application form, please send us a training or tournament video of max. five minutes (e.g. via WeTransfer, Dropbox, OneDrive or a link to Rimondo, Clipmyhorse etc.) showing all basic gaits.

Return to: , application deadline is September 18th, 2023.

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