Britain’s Charlotte Fry & Dark Legend Win European Under-25 Championships Freestyle Gold,

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European Dressage Championship U25 Freestyle medalists-Jil-Marielle Becks, Charlotte Fry, Lisa Maria Klössinger. © 2018 Leanjo de Koster DigiShots

EXLOO, Netherlands, Aug. 17, 2018–Charlotte Fry and Dark Legend won the European Championships Under-25 Freestyle gold Friday to add to the team bronze and individual silver for the first medals for Great Britain in three years of these championships.

Charlotte, 22, and the 10-year-old KWPN gelding scored 82.145 per cent for the victory with Germany’s  Jill-Marielle Becks on Damon’s Satelite second on 79.265 per cent and Lisa-Maria Klössinger and FBW Daktari third on 78.010 per cent.

This month has been the most successful for Charlotte, based in the Netherlands with Van Olst Horses as recommended by Carl Hester, her coach when she was a teenager. In addition to her success here, she rode Glamourdale to victory in the seven-year-old division at the World Young Horse Championships two weeks ago.

“I trained with Carl when I was 14 to 17 years old, and then moved to Holland when I just turned 18,” she said. “Carl actually suggested I should come over to work with Anne Van Olst who is my trainer now, so he put this opportunity my way and I’m very grateful for that.”

She said that Dark Legend is a very nervous horse. “This is the first show he felt confident in the ring, so he peaked at a good time!” she said. “Today was a really good test, he couldn’t have been better, he really rose to the music and danced to it.”.

Her plans for the future are to compete at the Olympic Games some day, “but for now I just want to get my feet back on the ground and start training again.”

She led her team to the Under-25 bronze on Wednesday and followed up with silver in the individual competition Thursday

Results:

European Championships Under-25 Freestyle

Judges-E: Francisco Guerra Diaz-ESP H: Peter Storr-GBR C: Francis Verbeek-van Rooy-NED M: Magnus Ringmark-SWE B: Susanne Baarup-DEN
Rank CNR HORSE – Breeding
sex\color\born\sire x siredam\
Nat. Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B Total
RIDER
owner
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
1 119 DARK LEGEND – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2008 \ ZUCCHERO x TANGO
GBR
700 77.25 78.75 79.25 81.25 77.75 82.145
Charlotte  FRY
van Olst Horses & Charlotte Fry
79.00 88.00 87.00 86.00 87.20
2 123 DAMON´S SATELITE – WESTF
G \ Chestnut \ 2008 \ DAMON HILL x RUBIN-ROYAL
GER
550 77.25 75.50 78.00 75.50 76.00 79.265
Jil-Marielle  BECKS
Becks, Melanie & Christian
78.00 81.00 88.00 80.00 83.40
3 124 FBW DAKTARI – DSP
G \ Bay \ 2005 \ DONAUTANZ x CARPACCIO
GER
425 74.50 74.50 72.00 74.25 74.25 78.010
Lisa-Maria  KLÖSSINGER
Klössinger, Lisa-Maria u.Florian
81.00 81.00 81.00 81.00 86.60
4 129 BOSTON STH – KWPN
S \ Bay \ 2006 \ JOHNSON x QUATTRO
NED
350 74.50 74.25 77.75 75.50 75.00 77.200
Denise  NEKEMAN
L.F. NEKEMAN
75.00 79.00 83.00 78.00 80.00
5 133 QUARTERMAIN – HANN
G \ Chestnut \ 2009 \ QUARTERBACK x WILAWANDER XX
SWE
225 74.75 75.00 76.00 76.75 73.50 76.600
Marina  MATTSSON
Hannell Dressage Stable AB
78.00 78.00 79.00 78.00 77.00
6 107 LUDWIG DER SONNENKOENIG 2 – OLDBG
S \ Chestnut \ 2006 \ LONDON SWING x LIBERATOR
DEN
75.00 71.50 75.00 74.25 73.50 75.645
Victoria E.  VALLENTIN
HELGSTRAND DRESSAGE A/S
76.00 75.00 81.00 78.00 77.20
7 121 SIR DIAMOND – OLDBG
G \ Black \ 2005 \ SANDRO HIT x DE NIRO
GER
72.75 70.75 72.75 73.00 73.50 75.635
Juliette  PIOTROWSKI
Haller, Claudia
75.00 76.00 81.00 80.00 81.60
8 127 TC ATHENE – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 2005 \ UNITED x JAZZ
NED
75.00 69.75 73.00 73.75 70.75 75.125
Jeanine  NIEUWENHUIS
T.J.M.Coomans & G.M.Maree
77.00 75.00 79.00 79.00 79.00
9 108 DARIUS
G \ Black \ 2003 \ DONNERLOH x PIK SOLO
DEN
73.75 71.00 70.50 69.25 71.50 74.360
Sille  ENGERMANN
ENGERMANN FAMILY
77.00 78.00 79.00 76.00 77.60
10 101 VALENTA´S DIEGO – HANN
G \ Black \ 2006 \ DESPERADOS x HOHENSTEIN
AUT
72.50 69.75 70.00 71.50 69.25 72.700
Karoline  VALENTA
Karoline Valenta
74.00 73.60 76.00 76.00 74.40
11 128 BAILEY – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 2006 \ NEGRO x BALZFLUG
NED
67.75 71.25 71.25 71.50 70.50 72.225
Maxime  VAN DER VLIST
R.P. van der Vlist & B. van der Vlist-Frank
72.00 74.00 75.00 75.00 74.00
12 100 ATOMIC – KWPN
G \ Black \ 2005 \ FLORENCIO x FARRINGTON
AUT
70.75 68.50 70.25 69.00 68.50 72.100
Franziska  FRIES
Franziska Fries
75.00 73.00 77.00 74.00 75.00
13 103 DI SANDRO OLD – OLDBG
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ DE NIRO 6 x SANDRO
AUT
71.75 69.25 69.50 69.75 68.25 71.950
Diana  PORSCHE
Diana Porsche
73.00 72.00 77.00 75.00 74.00
14 120 CHARLEX ESKEBJERG – DWB
G \ Other \ 2001 \ CARANO x MIDT-WEST IBI-LIGHT
GBR
68.50 68.50 66.50 70.00 68.25 70.795
Ryan  TODD
Julie Todd
72.00 72.00 74.00 75.00 73.20
15 118 HEADMORE DELEGATE – BHHS
G \ Chestnut \ 2003 \ DIMAGGIO
GBR
70.25 69.75 67.75 68.50 68.50 70.775
Rebecca Jane  EDWARDS
Mrs S , Miss A Oppeneheimer
73.00 74.00 73.00 71.00 72.00
16 110 SAADAN QUE – DWB
M \ Bay \ 2008 \ QUATERBACK x ROYAL DIAMOND
DEN
65.50 70.00 67.50 69.50 68.25 70.335
Nanna Skodborg  MERRALD
NANNA S. MERRALD
70.00 73.00 72.00 74.00 73.60
17 106 GIORGIO ARMANI – WESTF
M \ Chestnut \ 2003 \ GOETHE x DONNERHALL
BEL
66.75 66.50 67.25 67.25 67.00 68.135
Soraya  BRISON
De Steenbeekhoeve BVBA
68.00 68.00 71.00 70.00 69.60
18 115 DON DIAMOND 4 – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2007 \ DON FREDERICO x CARISMO
FIN
64.25 66.50 64.00 64.25 64.00 66.600
Piia  SALMINEN
Equestrain Salminen Family GmbH
68.00 69.00 68.00 70.00 68.00