Britain’s Team for Olympics-Charlotte Dujardin/Gio, Charlotte Fry/Everdale, Carl Hester/En Vogue

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July 1, 2021

Britain’s dressage team of Charlotte Dujardin on Gio, Charlotte Fry on Everdale and Carl Hester on En Vogue was announced Thursday. Gareth Hughes on Sintano van hof Olympia was named reserve.

Charlatte said Gio was selected over Mount St. John Freestyle because she and the selectors thought the 10-year-old gelding “is the horse for the team for these Games.”

Tokyo will be third Olympics for Charlotte, having won individual gold in London in 2012 and at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, while for Carl it will be his sixth Olympics.

Team

* Charlotte Dujardin, 35, with Gio, 10-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Renai Hart, Carl Hester and Charlotte

* Charlotte Fry, 25, with Everdale, 12-year-old stallion, owned by Charlotte

* Carl Hester, 54, with En Vogue , 12-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Sandra Biddlecombe, Charlotte Dujardin, Lady Anne Evans and Carl

Traveling reserve

Gareth Hughes, 50, with Sintano Van Hof Olympia, 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding, owned by Judy Firmston-Williams and Gareth