Carl Hester: Tenth National Champion Title

Carl Hester riding his World, European and Olympic medal horse Nip Tuck has won his 10th National Championship title.

Carl won both the grand prix and the freestyle at the Le Mieux National Dressage Championships on 12th -15th September 2019 making his tally of wins 67, 68 if you include the overall champion title.

Nip Tuck is an 18-hand bay gelding owned by Jane de La Mare who has represented Team GB at the Europeans and Olympics.

After winning the Championships title Carl said in an interview “Double figures on ‘Barney’ is the icing on the cake, he gave me everything. He deserves his national title, he’s never had one before and he deserved that for what he has done for British dressage. He has been fourth at the European Championships, top-10 at an Olympics and third at a World Cup final. He has more than flown the flag for British dressage. He was due the win — not me — he was.”

Carl Hester is one of the most inspirational dressage riders and trainers in the world. Having found, matched and trained Charlotte Durjadin and Valegro throughout their career. Valegro, who is owned by Carl, Rowena Luard and Anne Barroett, trained by Carl and ridden by Charlotte have won every dressage title and broken ever world record. He is the best dressage horse that the world has seen.

Together Carl, Charlotte and Laura Bechtolsheimer made up team GB who won Team Gold. Carl was riding Utopia. Charlotte and Valegro also won the Individual Gold Medal. Carl riding Nip Tuck also won a Team silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeio Olympics. Charlotte and Valegro once again, won Individual Gold.

In 2013, the New Years Honours Carl Hester was appointed a Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to equestrianism.

Congratulations Carl and Nip Tuck – The Horse Exchange team are delighted for you!