Spectators at next weekend’s The Dressage Convention at Bury Farm in Buckinghamshire have a rare chance to see Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro being given a lesson by Carl Hester.
Dujardin, who is currently the World’s No.1 ranked dressage rider, will receive training with Valegro under her coach and mentor Carl Hester during both days of the Convention, on October 19 and 20.
Convention visitors will have a rare and unique opportunity to be party to the training secrets that have underpinned their meteoric rise to become the first ever British combination to top the FEI World Dressage Rankings.
The Dressage Convention, which is the brainchild of Hester and fellow dressage legend and Olympian Richard Davison, focuses on the positive, practical side of dressage training and focus on the priorities that every trainer has in common. And while providing an insight into excellence in training, they want to highlight the need to make learning fun and enjoyable, too.
Guest presenters include Olympic, European and World Championship competitor Miguel Ralao Duarte, a student from the Portuguese Equestrian Art School, and Sylvia Loch, renowned author of The Classical Seat.
The event has attracted considerable interest from both overseas visitors and press and with Saturday already sold out, visitors need to move fast to secure the limited number of tickets that remain for Sunday’s performance.