Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin to Compete Valegro at 2012 CDI-W London


Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin will be competing her double Olympic gold medalling winning mount Valegro at the 2012 World Cup Qualifier at Olympia Horse Show in London on December 17-18, 2012. "My wish came true! I am riding at Olympia this year and it's on Valegro," said Dujardin, adding that she is "over the moon." Dujardin supposedly had her last competition ride on Valegro at the Olympics in London in the summer as the horse was meant to be sold straight afterwards. Three months later, neither Valegro nor her trainer Carl Hester' horse Uthopia have been sold. Carl will also be riding Uthopia at Olympia and if the black stallion can't make it he'll bring "a surprise horse," he told Eurodressage. Ownership issues concerning Uthopia have halted any procedure to sell the Dutch warmblood stallion. Irish co-owner Sasha Stewart was declared bankrupt in 2010 and creditors are after Stewart to reclaim money through Uthopia.

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