Hearts of Gold

16 August 2016

Charlotte Dujardin and the legendary Valegro were in a class of their own yesterday...

...as they landed a new Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle.


The double-gold medallist at London 2012 is the first British woman to retain an individual Olympic title.


IOC President, Thomas Bach, arrived just in time to see Broring-Sprehe set the new standard before Dujardin and Valegro blew that away when rocketing into the lead by a margin of more than six points. America’s Laura Graves produced the performance of her career with Verdades to finish just off the podium in third.

Retirement is “on the cards” for Valegro now.

“We’ll discuss it when we get home, and he definitely won’t be doing another Olympic Games or a big championship. I owe it to him to finish at the top”, Charlotte said.