First Highly Hoped For Contest of Charlotte Fry/Glamourdale & Jessica von Bredow-Werndl/Dalera Likely at Omaha World Cup Final

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Charlotte Fry on Glamourdale and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB. Photo: Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

The much longed for first head-to-head contest of  Charlotte Fry on Glamourdale and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB now appears likely at the World Cup Final in Omaha next month.

The possibility that dressage fans around the globe have hoped for came closer to reality Tuesday when Charlotte, 27, declared Glamourdale her mount at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands this week that is the last World Cup qualifier and expected to clinch her ticket to Omaha.

As the 2022 champion, Jessica, 37, is already assured a start on Dalera.

Charlotte, better known as Lottie, of Great Britain became world champion on the KWPN stallion Glamourdale that was 11-years-old at the time of the championships last summer.

The pair placed second in the Grand Prix to lead Britain to team silver then went on to win the Special for the individual title and the Freestyle also for gold.

Since then, the duo has competed only once before this week–in her homeland at the World Cup qualifier in London last December.

She rode Glamourdale to the world seven-year-old title.

Charlotte Fry on Glamourdale at the World Young Horse Championships in 2018. © Ilse Schwarz/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

As the stable rider for Van Olst Horses in the Netherlands, Glamourdale is one of several top horses she competes including Everdale that she rode on the British team at the Tokyo Olympics and the 2021 European Championships.

Jessica has captured every major title on Dalera, the Trakehner mare now 16 years old.

Team and Freestyle gold at the Tokyo Olympics; team gold at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon; 2022 World Cup champion in Leipzig, Germany and team gold at both the 2019 and 2021 European Championships plus individual and Freestyle golds in 2021.

Jessica was on pregnancy leave at the time of the 2022 world championships.

Dalera is owned by Béatrice A. Buerchler-Keller.

The highest Freestyle score for Charlotte and Glamourdale was 90.995% at London last December; for Jessica and Dalera it was 91.732% at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Dutch Masters at Den Bosch also includes Isabell Werth on Emilio who leads the Western European League which gets to send nine riders to Omaha.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on the final centerline to win the 2022 World Cup. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Isabell on Weihegold OLD began her string of three straight World Cup titles at Omaha in 2017.