Dujardin eyeing up world record from London Horse Show

16 December 2014 / 11:46

Charlotte Dujardin has already had a year to remember but the world and Olympic dressage champion is hoping to rewrite the record books before turning her attentions to 2015.

Dujardin and her horse Valegro are able to toast a successful 2014 already, winning two gold and a silver from the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

The 29-year-old’s performance in France saw her finish fourth at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday while she was also named Sunday Times & Sky Sports 2014 Sportswoman of the Year last month.

However Dujardin is not finished yet and she is in action at Olympia this week for the London International Horse Show, the double Olympic champion hopeful a new routine will help her repeat her 2013 win.

"It [the new routine] suits Valegro and I love riding to it,” she said. “I think it's better music, a better floor plan and I hope I can get a world record with this one.

"That is what our sport is all about: it's pushing the boundaries, seeing how far you can go and taking the risk.

"It's always nice for the judges and the audiences to have something a bit different, so they don't always see and hear the same thing.

"I've only ridden it three times, so it's still very new to us both, but riding at the World Equestrian Games was fantastic as it just seemed to flow.”

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