Monday, 11 July 2016

Throwing down the Golden Gauntlet

I remember Judy Harvey saying in a television commentary how fortunate we all are to have lived in the era of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro.

On Saturday night at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage I fully understood what she meant. It was a privilege to video such an exciting and technically accurate freestyle test; a truly emotional experience - I actually punched the air a couple of times when I saw the audacity of what the pair were doing.

Great British dressage at its best
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It doesn't matter that the Hartpury Arena is virtually an extension to the Hester empire; it doesn't matter that we weren't told just exactly how many tens there were or if any particular moves were marked down over the weekend.

All that matters is that this was a pair of top athletes from Great Britain saying here we are world, this is what we can do, we are going for Gold in Rio, do you think you can beat us?

Making it look easy
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