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Award for Charlotte Dujardin

19th December 2012, 04:32pm

Charlotte Dujardin: Netted top award

Charlotte Dujardin: Netted top award

Double Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin has won the British Equestrian Writers' Association's top award.

Dujardin, who landed team and individual dressage gold at London 2012 with her brilliant 10-year-old bay gelding Valegro, collected the BEWA Trophy at the annual awards lunch in central London.

And it continued a remarkable year for the Gloucestershire-based rider.

In addition to double Olympic gold, 27-year-old Dujardin also set new world records in the grand prix and grand prix special disciplines, while she broke three Olympic records at Greenwich Park.

She also rose to world number one, a mantle now regained by Dutch star Adelinde Cornelissen, and last night won the Reem Acra FEI World Cup at Olympia for a second successive year.

Valegro, co-owned by Dujardin's trainer, mentor and Great Britain team-mate Carl Hester and Roly Luard, was named horse of the year.

The Liz Dudden Trophy, meanwhile, for a major contributor to equestrian sport went to London 2012 showjumping course designer Bob Ellis.

Ellis gained worldwide acclaim for the quality of his courses at Greenwich Park, with the showjumping highlight being Great Britain's stunning team gold medal triumph after a 60-year wait.

And young eventer Sophie How collected the Cynthia Muir Trophy, awarded to a rider aged 21 or under.

How and Pebbly Aga Khan won the European junior individual eventing title at Strzegom in Poland three months ago, beating her British colleague Emily King into second place, and was also part of the gold medal-winning Great Britain team.


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