Dressage Begins With Horse Inspection at Aachen’s World Equestrian Festival

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From the Under-25 division three years ago Charlotte Fry of Great Britain is completing the three major competitions of 2021–Olympics and European Championships on Everdale and the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany on Dark Legend. Charlotte, aged 25, is shown here on Dark Legend being coached by Anne van Olst, who is also an owner with Charlotte of the 13-year-old KWPN gelding. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com


Isabell Werth, the most successful dressage rider in history, on DSP Quantaz at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany. Quantaz, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, is the fourth Big Tour mount Isabell has competed this year–Bella Rose at the Olympics, Weihegold OLD at the European Championships and Emilio in Achleiten, Austria. Bella Rose has retired from competition and plans for an official ceremony here were put off when the horse suffered colic that required surgery. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com


Lindsay Kellock leading Sebastien at the horse inspection in Aachen, Germany. The pair were on Canada’s Olympic team and will compete in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* here. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com


Matthias Alexander Rath and Foundation. The ride for Matthias on the 13-year-old Hanoverian stallion will be the first at Aachen since the European Championships in 2015 when he competed Totilas on the German team. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com


Frank Kemperman, the event director and chairman of the managing board of the Aachen show fixing the jog path for the dressage horse inspection, the attention to detail that makes the World Equestrian Festival the premier horse competition. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com


Anna Merveldt and Esporim a week after competing for Ireland at the European Championships. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com