5 of the most epic dressage freestyle Grand Prix of all time
Written by CRM
Monday, 10 May 2021 16:42
Dressage is often regarded as the equine equivalent of ballet. Rider and horses perform complex moves and gait changes to amuse fans all over the world. It is considered to be more like an art than a sport. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions of social distancing are still in place. People can stay home and enjoy their favorite dressage competition and royal ascot free bets with lucrative offers for everyone.

With the restrictions of the pandemic, many sporting events are still under consideration. Let's remind the top dressage competitions we have witnessed in the past, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy.

Isabell Werth on Gigolo at Atlanta Olympics 1996

After winning the gold medal in freestyle dressage at the Olympic Games, this pair shot to fame as she edged down arch rival Anky Van Grunsvan to grab the gold medal. It was indeed an emphatic win for Gigolo, with a final score of 76.6%.

They have set the level of quality for the Grand Prix with the soundtrack made for Gigolo to tell the story rather than background music.

Edward Gal on Totilas at Olympia 2009

Moorlands Totilas, ridden by Edwards Gal, has achieved a record-breaking victory at Olympia Grand Prix 2009. The black stallion has produced a performance like no other in the sport's history, finished with 92.3%.

Totilas and Edward concluded with a staggering more than 11 percentage points higher than second place.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB at Rotterdam Europeans 2019

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & TSF Dalera BB lay down an outstanding performance at Rotterdam European 2019, which have earned Jessica her first-ever bronze medal. This exquisite show of pure excellence resulted in 89.107% 

The alluring music from La La Land fits the graceful horse and equally her elegant rider perfectly, which is a delight to witness.

Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Højris at London Olympics 2012

Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris nicked name Alf has put on an electrifying performance at London Olympics 2012. This act was remembered as the best-choreographed dressage of all time. They have finished with a final result of 84.339% and the individual gold medal.

The captivating Lion King medley fits “Alf” down to the ground, and Laura’s passion and pride in her horse at her final halt is a pleasure to see.

Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro at London Olympics 2012

Charlotte and Valegro put together so many brilliant freestyles. They have set up new world records at Olympia in both 2013 and 2014 along the way, but it is their unforgettable British performance from London 2012 that will always be remembered firmly in so many minds. Having already lead Britain to emphatic team gold, they astonished the Greenwich Park crowds with a very patriotic medley consisting of Land of Hope & Glory, Big Ben, and the Great Escape Theme. The British rider has finished with recorder breaking score of 90.089%.

There is nothing more beautiful than watching a great athlete in motion, displaying their skills and talents. Whether it is the Premier League goal leader Sergio Aguero finishing from close range or Charlotte Dujardin navigating her ride in superb fashion, the experience becomes enormously joyful and exciting for the audience.