Charlotte Secures TopSpec Medium Gold Championship for Second Year Running

Charlotte Dujardin and Hawtins San Floriana

Charlotte Dujardin won the TopSpec Medium Gold for a second year running at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships.

With two titles already under her belt from earlier in the week Charlotte rode her own and Carl Hester’s Hawtins San Floriana, to score a fantastic 78.45% for first.

Said Charlotte: “I did the six-year-old test first today and she was very hot, a bit lit up with all the atmosphere! I worked her a bit more for the medium and if anything I did a bit too much. It was a good test but a little under-powered. She’s six-years-old doing only her third or fourth medium so again for a six-year-old to come here and do it all in this atmosphere – which is quite difficult – is amazing.”

“Hawtins San Floriana is probably right at the top, she’s really special to ride. She’s so smooth through her body, everything moves, everything is so elastic and loose. It’s all so easy to her and she makes you smile every time you ride her.”

Said Katy Mickle of TopSpec: “The Medium Gold saw one future star after another enter the arena it really was a delight to watch and see so many talented horses and riders.”

Michael Eilberg and Mount St John Valencia, took second in what was a very hot competition.

Said Michael: “It was a very competitive class, but then, I think all the classes here are quite competitive, in all the levels – it’s really good news for the sport.

“In the TopSpec Medium Gold Charlotte and I were a little bit out there with those two. The horse I rode in there today, Mount St John Valencia, she’s a real special one. She gives you a great feeling and she’s such a fun horse to ride. She’s a little bit sensitive, you have to ride her with a bit of feel and it’s taken a little while to gain the partnership and confidence.”