Charlotte Fry

Rider Profile

Name:
Charlotte Fry
Location:
Den Hout, Netherlands

Lottie was born into dressage – her late mother, Laura Fry, had competed at the 1992 Olympics and was a European team silver medallist before going on to run a successful dressage training yard at home in Yorkshire. Lottie was sat in the corner during lessons and training most days and was riding a horse before she could walk!

Lottie says that her whole life revolves around horses and dressage! She had daily training from her mum throughout her childhood, on small hairy ponies up to Grand Prix horses, so she was very lucky!

From 2012 Lottie trained with Carl Hester, who helped her to secure a place at Van Olst Horses in Holland, working and training with five-time Danish Olympian Anne Van Olst. Lottie continues to be based there.

Lottie moved to the Netherlands in 2014 (but says she still cannot get to grips with the Dutch language) and has never looked back. She’s had the most amazing opportunities, ridden incredible horses and absolutely loves her job! She rides around 10–12 horses a day, from just-broken three-year-olds up to Grand Prix horses.

Whenever Lottie gets a little free time, she loves to go back to England to visit family and friends. This is usually around Christmas time when it's a little quieter with the competitions and stallion shows. She eats as much English food as possible and her trip is never complete without a big roast dinner; she really believes that the Dutch don't know what they're missing!

Sporting Achievements

Date Event Horse Medals

2019

European Championships  Dark Legend  
2018 U25 Grand Prix European Championships Dark Legend Team bronze, individual GPS silver and GPF gold
2017 Young Rider European Championships Dark Legend  
2015 Young Rider European Championships Z Flemmenco  
2014 Junior European Championships Z Flemmenco  
2013 Junior European Championships  Remming  
2010 Pony European Championships Andexter