Great Britain’s dressage team get their Olympic Games underway

Great Britain’s dressage team get their Olympic Games underway

Photo of Carl Hester and Nip Tuck © BEF / Jon Stroud Media 


After the eventing cross-country action in Deodoro, the dressage athletes got their Rio 2016 Olympic Games underway late this afternoon when the dressage horse inspection took place.

The British team of Fiona Bigwood (Atterupgaards Orthilia, owned by Penny Bigwood and Neils and Lis Dahl), Charlotte Dujardin (Valegro, owned by Rowena Luard, Anne Barrott and Carl Hester), Carl Hester (Nip Tuck, owned by Jane De La Mare and Carl), Spencer Wilton (Super Nova II, owned by Jennifer Goodman and Spencer) and travelling reserve Lara Griffith (Rubin Al Asad, owned by Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer) all sailed through the inspection at the Olympic Equestrian Centre.

This evening the team order has been confirmed for the GB dressage team by Team Manager Richard Waygood. The competition gets underway on Wednesday (10 August), with two days of Grand Prix tests, before the Grand Prix Special on Friday.

Spencer Wilton and Fiona Bigwood will lead the British team out on Wednesday, whilst Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin will take to the arena on Thursday.


Dressage times will be as follows:


15:18 Spencer Wilton

19:06: Fiona Bigwood



15:27 Carl Hester

18:24 Charlotte Dujardin