Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning tonight’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR) with yet another world-record-breaking score. They set the previous record at the same venue 12 months ago when posting a mark of 93.975, but this evening earned 94.300 for an even more spell-binding display of harmony between horse and rider. And this latest triumph came just 24 hours after the dynamic duo beat their own world record in the Grand Prix in which The Netherlands‘ Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover also had to settle for runner-up spot.

Dujardin admitted tonight that Valegro’s performance this evening almost brought her to tears. “When we were doing the last piaffe/passage I was welling up and I had to say to myself don’t cry, don’t cry!” she said. “He tries so hard to get it right, it’s an incredible feeling when you go in there in front of all those thousands of people and he just wants to perform and to give you his best”, she added.

Result: 1, Valegro (Charlotte Dujardin) GBr 94.300; 2, Glock’s Undercover (Edward Gal) NED 83.550; 3, Unee BB (Jessica von Bredow-Werndl) GER 80.725; 4, Siro NOP (Danielle Heijkoop) NED 80.325; 5, Nip Tuck (Carl Hester) GBR 79.925; 6, Vavourit (Soenke Rothenberger) GER 77.825; 7, Jojo AZ (Agnete Kirk Thinggaard) DEN 77.275; 8, Santana (Minna Telde) SWE 75.650; 9, Painted Black (Morgan Barbancon Mestre) ESP 74.725; 10, Thriller (Katja Gevers) NED 72.275; 11, Axis TSF (Terhi Stegars) FIN 71.650; 12, Silvano (Dorothee Schneider) GER 71.125; 13, Vancouver K (Judy Reynolds) iRL 70.000; 14, Michigan (Ulrik Moelgaard) DEN 65.300.|

The next qualifier for the  Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League  will be at Jumping Amsterdam!  

Source:  FEI