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.


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 U25 with Dark Legend. In 2020 she made her debut with Chippendale in the international Grand Prix. In 2021 it was time for the international Grand Prix debut of Glamourdale. Charlotte also became world champion again, this time with the six year old Kjento in Verden, Germany. She also participated with Everdale in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, good for team bronze. At the European championship in Hagen they won team silver. Individually, Charlotte and Everdale finished fifth, with a top score of 84.721% in the Freestyle.