Valegro “Feels Great” & Ready to Defend World Cup Title–Charlotte Dujardin
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LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2015–Valegro “feels great,” Charlotte Dujardin said Monday night after a light workout in the Thomas & Mack Center where the pair will defend their World Cup title this week.
“I didn’t come all this way not to do our best,” the British Olympic and World Games gold medalist told dressage-news.
“This is the first time I’ve been able to ride him in three days. We don’t know how he will handle the heat. But right now he feels great.”
Valegro like the other European dressage and jumper horses flew from Amsterdam last Saturday and were placed in 48-hour quarantine “lockdown” on arrival in Las Vegas for the 30th dressage World Cup Final. The horses are housed in tent stabling. Temperatures will reach a high of 90 degrees fahrenheit (32.2C) in this desert city over the next six days.
Charlotte and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding that hold all three Grand Prix level world records, won the World Cup, the annual individual global championship, in their first attempt at Lyon, France last year.