Records continue to fall for Dujardin and Valegro at Olympia

18 December 2014 / 09:57

Charlotte Dujardin admitted she was running out of words to describe horse Valegro after the pair broke a second world record at Olympia 2014 on the way to freestyle gold.

The duo, who claimed double Olympic gold together  at London 2012 and as well as two golds and silver at this year’s World Equestrian Games in Normandy, had already set a world record in the Grand Prix event  of the London International Horse Show on Tuesday.

And they were in record-breaking form again the following day, scoring an impressive 94.3% from the judges –bettering the previous record of 93.975% they set at last year’s event.

Freestyle dressage sees a rider and their horse perform routines to music, whereas the Grand Prix sees them attempt a set list of moves.

Dujardin was comfortably clear of Edward Gal of the Netherlands in the second who scored 83.550%, while Germany’s Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl was third with Valegro’s owner Carl Hester, riding Nip Tuck, in fifth.

"It was definitely the ride of our lives,” said Dujardin. “Valegro is just an incredible horse.

"He's just a true horse of a lifetime. It feels incredible to come here year after year and keep breaking world records."

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