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60th National title for Carl Hester

PUBLISHED: 10:25 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:52 20 February 2013

Carl Hester claimed his 60th National title at the Espayo National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park (14 Sept, 2012) as he won the Dressage International Intermediate I with Aram Gregory’s Dances with Wolves.

Carl Hester claimed his 60th National title at the Espayo National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park (14 Sept, 2012) as he won the Dressage International Intermediate I with Aram Gregory’s Dances with Wolves.

Carl Hester claimed his 60th National title at the Espayo National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park (14 Sept) as he won the Dressage International Intermediate I with Aram Gregory's Dances with Wolves.

60th National title for Carl Hester


Carl Hester claimed his 60th National title at the Espayo National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park (Sept 14, 2012) as he won the Dressage International Intermediate I with Aram Gregorys Dances with Wolves. A score of 73.34% put the combination on top ahead of Isobel Wessels and the elegant Chagall who were just behind on 72.53% with Spencer Wilton third on Super Nova.


Following their win yesterday in the Winergy Prix St Georges Carl and Dances With Wolves were drawn to go first in the Inter I. The early draw did not deter them and they rode a virtually mistake free test, only spoiling it with a break to canter in the final extended trot.I had a clear plan today after he was quite hot yesterday and that plan came off.We lunged him and did some relaxation work early and today he was a pleasure to ride. It was a completely different picture; yesterday we had the power, today we had the harmony.Its so exciting to get that feeling from him.Gorgeous Golly - hes my new challenge!


Carl second ride in the class did not end well. He had to retire a wild Douglas IV, also owned by Aram Gregory. But he was clearly looking to the future when asked about how it felt to win 60 titles.Well, I suppose I have to think about getting to 100 now!





  • See the October issue of Cotswold Life for an exclusive interview with Carl Hester.



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