Carl Hester on Wanadoo Crowned Britain’s Grand Prix Champion

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Carl Hester on Wanadoo. Courtesy of Carl Hester
Carl Hester on Wanadoo. Courtesy of Carl Hester

STONELEIGH PARK, England, Sept. 18, 2016–Carl Hester on Wanadoo won the Grand Prix Freestyle national championship Sunday with Charlotte Dujardin on Barolo runner-up to wrap up a year in which the two riders earned Olympic team silver for Britain.

Carl, who was a rider on Nip Tuck as well as coach of his three team mates at the Rio Games, captured the Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 79.78 per cent a day after taking the Grand Prix on 72.94 on Wanadoo, a 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion.

Charlotte, who will ride her Olympic double individual gold medal mount Valegro in an exhibition at the Central Park Horse Show this week ahead of the horse’s official retirement at the London Olympia Christmas show, scored 77.20 per cent on Barolo in the freestyle and 71.88 per cent in the Grand Prix.

Carl is a part-owner of Valegro as he is of Barolo, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding.

Hayley Watson-Greaves on WG Rubins Nite was third in the freestyle on 76.33 per cent while Davison, Gill on Alfranco placed third in the Grand Prix on 70.16 per cent.

Charlotte won six titles at these championships.

Results:

Grand Prix Freestyle Gold Championship

 

score pos
Hester, Carl Wanadoo 79.78% 1
Dujardin, Charlotte Barolo 77.20% 2
Watson-Greaves, Hayley WG Rubins Nite 76.33% 3
Andersen, Henriette Warlocks Charm 76.05% 4
Frost, Matt Tribiani 72.75% 5
Davison, Gill Alfranco 72.18% 6
Eilberg, Michael Woodlander Dornroeschen 71.08% 7
Croxford, Steph Mr Hyde 69.93% 8
Hardwick, Alex Donauwein 69.78% 9
Thurman-Baker, Samantha Spring Pascal 67.68% 10

 

Grand Prix Gold Championship

 

score pos
Hester, Carl Wanadoo 72.94% 1
Dujardin, Charlotte Barolo 71.88% 2
Davison, Gill Alfranco 70.16% 3
Watson-Greaves, Hayley WG Rubins Nite 69.82% 4
Andersen, Henriette Warlocks Charm 69.52% 5
Frost, Matt Tribani 69.10% 6
Thurman-Baker, Samantha Spring Pascal 68.90% 7
Eilberg, Michael Woodlander Dornroeschen 67.90% 8
Croxford, Steph Mr Hyde 67.66% 9
Hardwick, Alex Donauwein 67.60% 10
Gallop, Sara Summerhouse Zelham 66.16% 11
Todd, Ryan Charlex Eskebjerg 64.72% 12
Cowell, Kate Rockefeller 64.68% 13
Robertson, Keith Boheme AF Sulsted 64.28% 14
Hutton, Pippa Belmondo III 61.92% 15
Hardwick, Alex Royal Chester 61.90% 16