Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro had the most wonderful end of their 2012 shining gold season by winning the FEI Reem Acra World Cup™ Qualifier at London Olympia. Just watch their best moments in this Freestyle again and rejoice!
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Carl Hester, the amazing trainer of Charlotte Dujardin, competed for the last time with his medal winning mount Uthopia. In this interview he talks about his Freestyle and the meaning and importance of the Christmas Show in London.
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Anky receives prestigious life-time oeuvre Award
Chair of the judges in London Stephen Clarke said after the London Freestyle that the Dutch should reward Anky van Grunsven with something very special for her incredible efforts. He can be happy they did. Almost at the very same moment that spectators in London and through FEI television were totally involved and haunted by the Freestyle in London, millions of Dutch watched at television the festive Dutch Sport Gala were prizes were rewarded for the best sport teams and best sport stars of the year. Dutch superstar and three fold individual gold medallist Anky van Grunsven was rewarded with the prestigious life time oeuvre Award 'Fanny Blankers Koen Award'. The Oeuvre Award is named after the Dutch best athlete ever who had an endless amount of world records and won four gold medals at the London Olympic Games 1948 hurdles, being nicknamed 'flying housemother'.
Anky together with Femke Heemskerk (left) silver medallist 4x100 m swimming Picture Sportgala
Anky van Grunsven who helped the Dutch Olympic team this year in London with her two fold individual gold medallist Salinero for the team bronze medal has closed now the book of Salinero, but she has touched the hearts deeply with her performances. Listen to the ode singer Mathilde Santing brought to her and Sjef and watch some memorable moments of her sporting career passing by.... (just ignore the start of some seconds advertisement, the named video will make your waiting moments perfect...) What an inspiration Anky is and has been!
Read also her personal story in the current issue of Horse International.
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