Double GB gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin joins Team champion Carl Hester in Spanish Riding School’s 2012 UK tour

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Team GB Carl Hester and Charlotte with Laura B
Team GB Carl Hester and Charlotte with Laura B, Photo courtesy of Kevin Sparrow

Team GB dressage riders Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin will be proudly showing off their team and her individual gold medal at their appearance on the UK tour of The Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

Great Britain’s dressage riders won team gold and landed their first title in Olympic history followed an outstanding victory for Charlotte Dujardin in the individual.  Britain had never previously won an Olympic dressage medal, which underlines the magnitude of their achievement.

Charlotte will give a ridden demonstration to the audience with Carl explaining what the rider does to achieve some of the Grand Prix movements, how they train the horses to do them and show why both these riders earned their Gold medals.

Charlotte commented; “It was my ultimate dream just to compete in the Olympics and to win two gold medals was just amazing! The response we’ve had has been incredible, we seem to have inspired lots of people and sparked a real interest in our sport. We’ve had so many people asking us where they can watch dressage and so to be asked to open for the wonderful Spanish Riding School of Vienna in the UK seemed like a perfect opportunity. I just can’t wait!”

Charlotte’s trainer and British team mate Carl added;“Performing in the Olympics was truly momentous. I am still dying with pride. To win gold with such a phenomenal team was just amazing! And then to watch Charlotte win an individual gold was outstanding. This really has sparked a new era for British dressage and it’s great that Charlotte and I will be able to showcase our sport in Birmingham later this year!”

Following this Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Lee Pearson – who is just about to defend his Paralympic Gold – will perform a sequence to music showing that able bodied and para riders can achieve harmony with horses.

They will be amusing everyone with their behind the scenes stories of the London 2012 Olympics together with host for the show TV presenter Nicki Chapman.
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna tour will take place in Birmingham at the NIA on 16th, 17th and 18th November. Not only will visitors get to watch a medal winning Olympian but will be treated to stunning displays from the white Lipizzaner stallions. Marvel at the trust and harmony between horse and rider during the in-hand work, sit back and enjoy the foot-perfect quadrille and look on in amazement as the stallions carry out their famous airs above the ground.

To ensure you don’t miss out on seeing the world’s most famous school of equitation on home ground and to see Carl Hester, Charlotte DuJardin and Lee Pearson book your tickets today. Sure to be a sell-out, early booking will avoid disappointment.

The Spanish Riding School at the NIA, Birmingham:
Friday 16thth Nov 2011 – 8pm
Saturday 17h Nov 2011 – 8pm
Sunday 18th Nov 2011 – 3pm.
Tickets are now on sale, priced at £25, £35, £55 & £65, and available from

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