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22-year-old Charlotte Fry has been awarded the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider of the Year Award. The British dressage rider won bronze with the British team at the U25 European championships last summer, as well as individual silver and gold riding Dark Legend (by Zucchero). The Van Olst Stables rider was very successful at this year’s FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses at Ermelo as well, taking the seven-year-old title with Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale). In May of this year, Fry celebrated her international Grand Prix debut aboard Dark Legend, taking third at the CDI3* Bolesworth Grand Prix Freestyle behind Carl Hester and Richard Davison. Fry states her goal is for the year 2019 to be as good as 2018; “I hope to compete younger horses in the Grand Prix U25, and produce them up to senior level. I also hope to qualify for the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses again.” Mark Phillips took the Lifetime Achievement Award, the former Badminton, Burghley and Olympic medal winner is regarded as one of the most influential course designers in the world of eventing.

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