Charlotte Fry

Learned young

Horses have been part of dressage rider Charlotte Fry’s life since she was born. That is hardly surprising if your mother is an Olympic rider. The late Laura Fry represented England in the Olympic dressage ring in Barcelona in 1992. Charlotte, who was born in 1996 in the English county of Kent, is now following in her mother’s footsteps. Together with her coach Anne van Olst, she is very successful in the ring.

 

To Den Hout

From the age of 14 Charlotte Fry had lessons with Olympic rider Carl Hester every month. Carl’s yard was close to her mother’s yard. When she was 16 she went to work there one week each month in exchange for lessons. Carl told Charlotte about Anne van Olst. He thought it would be a good idea for Charlotte to train with Anne. She moved to Den Hout in 2014. That proved to be a good decision.

Results

Dressage success

Charlotte has now built up an impressive career in dressage. With Charlotte Fry in the saddle, in 2018 the stallion Glamourdale became the World Champion seven-year-old. In the same year Charlotte became European Champion with Dark Legend.