Dujardin eager for first taste of World Equestrian Games

23 July 2014 / 18:35

Double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin insists she is champing at the bit to get her maiden World Equestrian Games underway.

Dujardin, who claimed individual and team gold at London 2012, is one of four dressage riders selected to represent Great Britain in Normandy next month.

The 29-year-old will once again ride Valegro and is joined in France by fellow London 2012 gold medal winner Carl Hester, Michael Eilberg and Gareth Hughes.

Despite having two Olympic titles to her name Dujardin has never competed at a World Equestrian Games, something she can’t wait to change.

“To be taking part in my first World Equestrian Games is really exciting; I’m really looking forward to it,” she said.

“Representing my country is always a great honour and I hope we can give our fans and supporters the results to make them proud. 

“I’m grateful to Carl [Hester] and Roly [Luard] for their generosity in letting me ride such an amazing horse.”

Carl Hester added: “What a great opportunity – I’m certainly looking forward to the chance of bringing home medals for Britain. 

“I’m lucky to have three horses qualified and the three owners have been so supportive of the horses. I know that if we can all post our best results on the day, we’re in with a great shot of a medal.”

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