British Equestrian announces dressage nominated entries for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Thursday, 13 June 2024

British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors can today confirm the 12 dressage athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as our nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Only the combinations who appear on the nominated entries list (closing date Tuesday 25 June 2024) may be put forward to the British Olympic Association for selection to the Games.

Nominated entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  • Lewis Carrier (27) from Chippenham, Wiltshire, and originally from Downham, Norfolk, with Andrew and Helen Carrier and his own Diego V (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 16.2hh, Spielberg x Welt Hit II, Breeder: E. Janssen NED)
  • Charlotte Dujardin (38) from Newent, Gloucestershire, with Ulrike Bachinger, Carl Hester and her own Alive And Kicking (black, mare, 10yrs, 16.2hh, All At Once x Fürst Piccolo 2, Breeder: Michael Schulte GER) and Carl Hester and Coral Ingham’s Imhotep (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Everdale x Vivaldi, Breeder: T. Huizing NED)
  • Charlotte Fry (28) from Den Hout, the Netherlands, and originally from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with Van Olst Horses and her own Everdale (black, stallion, 15yrs, 17.2hh, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, Breeder: P. Kluytmans NED) and Glamourdale (black, stallion, 13yrs, 16.3hh, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, Breeder: J. Rodenburg NEG)
  • Andrew Gould (44) from Horsham, West Sussex, with Max and Tatiana Skillman’s Indigro (black, stallion, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Negro x Jazz, Breeder: J. Deenen NED)
  • Carl Hester (56) from Newent, Gloucestershire, with Charlotte Dujardin, Lady Anne Evans, Sandra Biddlecombe and his own En Vogue (dark bay, gelding, 15yrs, 17hh, Jazz x Contango, Breeder: A. Van De Goor NED) and Fiona Bigwood, Mette Dahl and his own Fame (bay, stallion, 14yrs, 16.2hh, Bordeaux 28 x Rhodium, Breeder: V. O. F. G. o M. Gerritsen NED)
  • Gareth Hughes (53) from Southam, Warwickshire, with Julia Hornig, Rebecca Hughes, Ruby Hughes and his own Classic Goldstrike (chestnut, gelding, 13yrs, 16.3hh, Tango x Krack C, Breeder: J. Schaap NED)
  • Becky Moody (44) from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with Jo Cooper and her own Jagerbomb (bay, gelding, 10yrs, 17.1hh, Dante Weltino x Jazz, Breeder: Becky Moody GBR)
  • Susan Pape (61) from Hemmor, Germany, with Harmony Sporthorses and her own Harmony’s V-Plus (black, stallion, 10yrs, 17.1hh, Vivaldi x Fürst Romancier, Breeder: Gestüt Lewitz GER)
  • Annabella Pidgley (19) from Windsor, Berkshire, with Sarah Pidgley and Jessica Pidgley’s Gio (chestnut, gelding, 12yrs, 16hh, Apache x Tango, Breeders: H. J. de Jong and A. Valk NED)

At the time of release, the names of the grooms for each horse have not been confirmed, but will be included in the final squad announcement. 

Selection decisions are subject to the athletes and horses maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 25 June 2024. The selected squad of four combinations to travel to Paris as part of Team GB, plus reserves, will be announced in late June.

Nominated entries for eventing and jumping combinations have already been announced and are available to view on the British Equestrian website. Nominated entries for the para dressage squad for the Paralympic Games in Paris will be published in the coming days.

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