Horses and Dreams meets Canada

For the first time since the outbreak of the Corona Pandemic, Horses and Dreams is back in its completely original version. About 600 horses are on the showgrounds of the Kasselmann family in Hagen, Germany. The set-up of the competition is as usual: Spacious stands, shops, restaurants… Really everything has been thought of!

Charlotte Fry will start with three horses: Dark Legend in the 4* Grand Prix for the freestyle, Everdale in the 4* Grand Prix for the special and his son Inclusive in the 3* Grand Prix for the special.
The youngest of the three is Inclusive and he was the first to enter the arena. The 9-year-old son of Everdale, bred by the Enting family from Grolloo out of an Uptown mare, competed for the second time in the international Grand Prix. With highlights such as the piaffe, passage and the extended trot and canter, but also some points for improvement, he scored 71.065%. Again a new PB for this combination!

The day after, Inclusive was again the first to participate, but this time for the Grand Prix Special. Awake and fresh as always, he marched through his first Special at international level. Again a score of more than 71%, a more than successful debut in this competition!

In the afternoon it is Everdale’s turn. After the European Championship, which also took place in these arenas, it’s the first time that Everdale is competed. The test seemed more relaxed, in a good frame, shows a piaffe out of the book and no mistakes. Everdale is on his way to a super form. The total score is exactly 74%, which might have been 2% more…

On Friday the dressage will continue with the Grand Prix for the Freestyle in which Dark Legend will appear at the start. The 4* Special will be held on Saturday afternoon and the 4* Freestyle to music is on the program for Saturday evening.

 

The London International Horse Show 2021

The weeks before Christmas are traditionally the week of the London International Horse Show. Held at a different location this year due to a renovation of ‘Olympia’.

The organization has done everything it can to bring ‘Xcel’ into the Christmas spirit as in other years and they succeeded.

Together with Dark Legend and groom Steven Caley, Charlotte Fry traveled to London to participate at this show in her “own” Great Britain. The short Grand Prix was held on Thursday morning, in which 15 combinations started. Dark Legend put down one his best tests of the season with unfortunately a minor miscommunication on the AC line. Dark Legend thought he was done after the piaffe, but because of the new test, had to show one more passage. Lottie was able to recover this effortlessly with a top score of 74.526% as a result.

Later in the day there was a big surprise for Lottie. Since ‘London’ is the last competition of the year in England, British Equestrian often takes the opportunity to award various prizes. For example, each year the “Raymond Brooks Memorial Trophy Award” is presented to the rider of 25 years or younger who has shown the most potential for future success in the past year in the disciplines of dressage, jumping or eventing. Many now famous riders have won this price before, such as Charlotte Dujardin, Scott Brash and Ben Maher.

Friday was all about the Freestyle. To the tunes of “Let me take you dancing” the couple danced very harmoniously through the arena. Dark Legend was on, was excited and did its very best. With a top score of 81.945%, the couple left the arena to loud cheers from the massive crowd. In the final standings they only had to leave Charlotte Dujardin in front of them and were therefore able finish this special competition with a second place in the Freestyle to music.

Photo: Jon Stroud

Team GB pushes KWPN into the lead in WBFSH rankings

The KWPN finished at the top of the WBFSH studbook ranking in the dressage discipline. The WBFSH rankings are calculated over the period October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, horses can earn points at all international FEI competitions. They are placed on their successes and the results of the best six horses are included in the WBFSH studbook ranking.

The six best KWPN dressage horses of the past year are all in the top 20, with the horses of the English team being the best 3 KWPN horses.

Gio takes third place in the ranking. After a bronze medal in the freestyle in Tokyo, Gio (Apache out of Zenzi elite perst IBOP-dres D-OC by Tango, breeders H.J. de Jong of Gorichem and Ad Valk of Gorichem) also won a bronze medal at the European Championships in Hagen.

The KWPN stallion Everdale (Lord Leatherdale out of Aliska K elite EPTM-dress PROK by Negro, breeder P. Kluijtmans of Tilburg) is in sixth place. Everdale and 25-year-old Charlotte Fry earned their listing thanks to their great performances at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (bronze team medal GB) and the European Championships in Hagen.

En Vogue (Jazz out of Nicarla elite sport-dres PROK by Contango, breeder A. van de Goor) is in tenth place.

The Son De Niro daughter Zaire-E (out of Tara elite pref perst PROK by Jazz), bred by Empelaer Stoeterij of Lage Mierde, is joint eleventh together with Steffen Peters’ Suppenkasper (Spielberg out of Upanoeska keur perst by Krack C, breeder: F. van de Poel). Buriel K.H. (Osmium out of Ronja K.H. ster pref perst by Krack C, breeder P. Bakker of Oterleek) contributed to the leading position of the KWPN breeders.

Source: KWPN

Everdale to end season only available via frozen semen

The 10-year-old black stallion Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) is until the end of the season only available via frozen semen.

By its strong performance last week at the CHIO Aachen, Charlotte Fry rode him to almost 72% in the CDI3 * Grand Prix and almost 73% in the CDI3 * Special, and their
high scores during their international debut at the CDI Compiègne is the duo on the long list for the British team.
The Europeans are this year from 19th-tm 25th of August organized in Rotterdam.

Everdale: Lord Leatherdale x Negro x El Corona-Breeder; P. Kluytmans, Tilburg

Glamourdale majestic in Inter I CHIO Aachen + VIDEO

Friday night, July 19, Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) and Charlotte Fry started for the second time in Aachen. In the Intermédiaire I the former champion KWPN Champion went on the 80%.

In the Small Tour coming 80% but rarely and in Aachen are also not the least members of the jury. Glamourdale later did it tonight with Charlotte Fry and scored another thick 80 also: on 80.412%, the five jury members and Magnus Ring mark from Sweden even came to 82.206%. Gertjan van Olst was last Thursday already deep impressed when pride ourselves Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) won the Prix St. Georges. Horses he had already previously in Aachen, but a horse that has never won. “And that is very special,” he said just after the prize-giving ceremony of the Prix St. Georges.

 

 

Bron: Horses.nl

 

 

 

Glamourdale wins Small Tour Aachen with force majeure

During the CHIO Aachen that started today with the Small Tour, the victory went unanimously to World Champion Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) with Charlotte Fry.

In the Prix St. Georges Prize or VUV-Vereinigte Unternehmerverbände Aachen, Glamourdale scored the first 2 tens of the 2019 edition. The large-scaled trotting halfpasses and the very impressive canter tour were good for very high points. With a 6% lead on number two, Glamourdale and Charlotte Fry are the undisputed winners.

Glamourdale: Lord Leatherdale x Negro x Ahorn-Fokker; J. Rodenburg, Ouderkerk ad IJssel

Charlotte Fry to CHIO Aken

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Charlotte Fry is included in the English Team that will participate in the CHIO Aachen (17-21 July).

Charlotte Fry will start with Dark Legend (by Zucchero) in the CDI 5 * Tour (Team Competition). The stallion Everdale (by Lord Leatherdale) starts in the CDI 4 * Grand Prix Tour and “World Champion” Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale) will start in the international Small Tour categories.

DarkLegend: Zucchero x Tango x Doruto-Breeder; Fam. Nobus-De Potter, Eede
Everdale: Lord Leatherdale x Negro x El Corona-Breeder; P. Kluytmans, Tilburg
Glamourdale: Lord Leatherdale x Negro x Ahorn-Breeder; J. Rodenburg, Ouderkerk Aan Den IJssel

Charlotte Fry scores in Geesteren

During the CSI Twente in Geesteren, the FEI Nations Cup Dressage was held on 22 and 23 June. Charlotte Fry and Dark Legend came for England and managed to achieve a beautiful 3rd place with Team GB.

In the Grand Prix, Charlotte scored a PR with 74.41% and settled in position 5 among the routiniers. The duo also scored very well in the Grand Prix Special. In the first outstretched trot along the long side, the black gelding was startled and galloped, causing the points to go down, but then the 23-year-old Fry picked up and put down a very good test. The walk was very beautiful and it was also striking how nice and constant the contact was. A beautiful 5th place was their end result.

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Dark Legend: Zucchero x Tango x Doruto-Breeder; Fam. Nobus- De Potter, Eelde

Everdale to 2nd place Grand Prix Special

In the CDI 3 * Grand Prix Special during CDI Kronenberg, second place went narrowly to Charlotte Fry and our KWPN top stallion Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro). Charlotte Fry was just 0.021% short and had to settle for second place in their very first Grand Prix Special. They set a score of 71.42%.

In the Inter I kür to music, there was a third place for Charlotte Fry with Fendi T (Negro x Lester). The win went to the Painted Black son Painted (mv.Sandro Hit) with Geert-Jan Raateland.

Everdale son Inclusive wins Subtop debut

On Sunday 2 June Charlotte Fry made her debut with the only six-year-old KWPN stallion Inclusive (by Everdale) winning in the ZZ-Zwaar in Neerijnen with 68.5%.

“Certainly for the first time he did a great job,” says Fry. “He is also doing well at home. ZZ-Zwaar is quite difficult for a six-year-old, but he does it very easily. He knows what to do in the ring and he is very focused. It was still a bit green here and there, but that is still allowed. We already received several high points. For example, we scored a nine for the extended canter and we received several eights for the draft tour ”, she looks back happily.

A nice third place with 64.5% was for Ingrid Malan and Haeden (Chippendale x Haarlem). Haeden was sold as a 3-year-old through the Van Olst Sales.

Inclusive: Everdale x Uptown x Jazz-Fokker; R. Enting, Grolloo
Haeden: Chippendale x Haarlem x Landadel