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Dujardin and Valegro Produce Another Amazing Performance in Amsterdam


2015/02/03


Reigning champions, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, strutted to victory once again at the sixth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League in Amsterdam, The Netherlands today, Jan. 31, 2015. (FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

Winner of the Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup™ Amsterdam 2015 was Charlotte Dujardin riding “Valegro. (Pic Arnd Bronkhorst)

Second in the FEI Reem Acra Dressage World Cup™ Amsterdam 2015 was Danielle Heijkoop riding “Siro.” (Pic Arnd Bronkhorst)
by Louise Parkes
 
Amsterdam (NED), 31 January 2015:Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro swept to victory with the greatest of ease at the sixth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League series in Amsterdam, The Netherlands January 31, 2015. The 29-year-old rider only returned from New Zealand a few days ago after presenting Master Classes in Hamilton and Christchurch, and admitted to feeling “seriously jet-lagged.” But such is the exceptional relationship she has with the 13-year-old Valegro that she only fell 0.4 points short of the world-record Freestyle score the pair set at Olympia, London in December when coming out on top by a considerable margin again this afternoon.

Today’s result sheet reflected that of yesterday’s Grand Prix, with exactly the same horse-and-rider combinations filling the top five places. The Netherlands’ Danielle Heijkoop (Siro NOP) filled runner-up spot ahead of Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (Unee BB) in third, and Dutch riders Diederik van Silfhout (Arlando) and Hans Peter Minderhoud (Glock’s Flirt) claimed fourth and fifth places. However, despite the quality of the field, Dujardin’s absolute supremacy was unmistakable as her nearest rival finished more than 11 marks behind her winning score of 93.900. 

The next leg will take place Neumuenster, Germany on Sunday February 15, 2015.

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