Charlotte Dujardin will be returning to the international competition circuit at Royal Windsor Horse Show (10-14 May), following the birth of her daughter in March.

Windsor organisers said they were delighted to announce Charlotte’s place in the Defender CDI4* FEI Dressage competition with Coral Ingham and Carl Hester’s Imhotep. The pair will be performing on Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May.

This will be the first international competition for Charlotte following the birth of Isabella earlier this year.

The Defender CDI4* FEI Dressage runs over two days and will welcome some of Britain’s best dressage combinations, including Charlotte. The Grand Prix takes place on Wednesday 10 May, while the Freestyle to Music will be on Thursday 11 May.

International dressage was last held at the Show in 2019, where Charlotte rode to victory with Erlentanz.

Hot competition

The Defender CDI4* FEI Dressage will be contested by three of the four British FEI World Championship squad, who claimed team silver in Herning last summer, and who will now all be looking to impress selectors ahead of the FEI European Championships later this year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte back to Royal Windsor Horse Show,” said Royal Windsor Horse Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward. “It is brilliant for the fans to be able to witness such high-quality action at the show, and with so many of Britain’s top dressage combinations taking part in the Defender CDI4* FEI Dressage it is sure to be a thrilling competition.”

A full list of entries can be found here.

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