Charlotte Dujardin & Mount St John Freestyle Post Personal Best to Win Hartpury CDI Grand Prix Special

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Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle. © 2018 JonStroudMedia

HARTPURY, England, July 8, 2018–Charlotte Dujardin rode Mount St. John Freestyle to a personal best score to win the Hartpury Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Sunday to keep alive the British partnership’s record of being undefeated in eight competitions at Big Tour two months ahdead of the World Equestrian Games.

Charlotte and the nine-year-old Hanoverian mare scored 81.511 per cent for the win in only their second Special since the double Olympic individual gold medal rider and Freestyle started CDI Grand Prix career three months ago.

Carl and the British-bred Hawtins Delicato, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding was awarded 77.298 per cent in the duo’s first CDI Special for runner-up.

Henriette Anderson, also of Great Britain, on Flavio placed third on 70.957 per cent, also a personal best score.

Spencer Wilton on Super Nova. II that placed third in the Grand Prix in the the first competition for the British Olympic and championship team combination since last November did not start.

The top two placegetters here as well as at other CDIs in 2018 where they have competed–all but one show in Britain–seem assured of selection for Britain’s team to go to the World Games in Tryon, North Carolina opening Sept. 11.

However, the third and fourth slots–a minimum of three are required for a team–appear uncertain.

Possible contenders include Emile Faurie on Delatio, top ranked British combination on the world standings at No, 30, Richard Davison who won the Grand Prix Freestyle on Bubblingh Saturday, Gareth Hughes on Don Carissimo who did not compete here, Spencer Wilton on Super Nova, Hayley Watson-Greaves on Rubins Nite and Lara Butler on Rubin al Asad.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special