“Pure Class”: As Equestrian World Awaits London Horse Show, Flashback to Last Year’s Olympic-Grade Victor Still Captivates Millions of Hearts

Published 12/13/2023, 7:50 AM EST

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As the London Horse Show is all set to commence on 13th December, the equestrian enthusiasts are all girded up to witness their favorite jockeys on the turf. Nevertheless, as the event set to begin in the European arena, the recent release of the trailer showcasing the stunning performances and grace of four-legged creatures took the spotlight.

To cater to the excitement of the spectators, FEI Global gave a glimpse of a throwback spree of European equestrian Charlotte Fry and took all the social media brownie points. A fresh social media update on Instagram has given a heartwarming glimpse to the fans.

London Horse Show pulled off the curtains from a throwback video


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FEI Global took to her Instagram account on December 13th and shared British dressage rider,  Charlotte Fry’s 2022 spree. The page has added the previous year’s video with the caption, “We’re here to add a little glamour to your Tuesday! As we countdown to the @feidressageworldcup at @londonhorseshow, we couldn’t resist reliving the magic of Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale’s winning performance from last year. Grab the popcorn; you won’t want to miss this!”. Here’s the full video.

At the 2022 CDI-W London International Horse Show, reigning World Champions Charlotte Fry and the 11-year old KWPN stallion Glamourdale easily picked up the pace and finished the ride with an absolute finesse, winning another Grand Prix on grandiose form. Expressing her elation on her victory, Fry stated, “There was pressure coming to London as world champions, but I was so excited to bring him here and to show him to the British public. The arena here is incredible, and he loved it – he was amazing and had so much presence, it is an incredible feeling riding him!

Interestingly, the numbers for the 2023 spectacle has drawn over 80,000 spectators. The excitement peaks with the Extreme Driving event on December 14, setting the stage for the FEI Driving World Cup on December 15 and 16. Renowned World Four-in-Hand drivers like Boyd Exell, Ijsbrand Chardon, and Koos De Ronde will vie for triumph, promising a spectacle of skill. The much-anticipated return of Germany’s Mareike Harm heightens the thrill of this captivating competition. However, before the show kick start this previous year’s nostalgic touch has given the best add-on reason to cheer to equestrian fans!

Fans Gush Over Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale’s Spellbinding Performance from last year


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The post has received more than 5k likes in the short span and tons of support in the form of comments. The fanbase erupted with enthusiastic reactions to the mesmerizing performance at the FEI Dressage World Cup. One supporter exclaimed, “That’s the best glamour!” while another echoed the sentiment, describing it as “pure class amazing.”

The admiration continued with fans expressing their awe, labeling it a “performance for the ages” and simply “wonderful.” The enchantment reached new heights as fans found the display to be nothing short of “divine!!!” One enthusiast playfully noted, “It’s not want, it’s I need,” emphasizing the irresistible allure.


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The sentiment of passion spilled over, with a touch of humor, as a fan observed, “He loves his job indeed, and sheeeeee, goodness!” The collective responses paint a vivid picture of the captivation and delight inspired by this glamorous equestrian spectacle. In short after taking a look at previous year performance, the supporters are all ready for the 2023 performances.


Written by:

Harshita Chawla


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I'm Harshita Chawla, a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My journey began as a sports writer for a college magazine, cultivating a rich understanding of content creation in the sports industry. My versatility spans from crafting insightful content on alpine skiing to exploring various facets of gymnastics.
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Purva Jain