The Dressage Masterclass
In 2018, The International added a unique dressage masterclass to the event and proudly welcomed triple Olympic Gold Medalist, Charlotte Dujardin CBE to the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. Charlotte is the most followed professional rider in the world and to a packed arena, she demonstrated the training techniques that propelled her onto the world stage and showed how she became an icon of the sport.. The masterclass brought new fans to The International, many who have never seen dressage in this setting, or engaged in the sport of Polo. The addition of dressage was well received with high praise from the polo and wider equestrian community and we look forward to announcing our next presenter for 2019 early in the New Year.
Valegro, the most successful dressage horse in the world also attended the International to take part in the masterclass from Charlotte Dujardin and to meet his fans.
In the afternoon, during the Polo presentations he ‘presented’ the Best Playing Pony with the winning rug and was part of the photo call with Zara Tindall and the England and US teams
At a glance
Triple Olympic Gold Medalist - London 2012 and Rio 2016
Holder of every world record in the sport of dressage
The retirement of Valegro from the sport in 2016 was broadcast to thousands on the BBC
Most successful dressage horse in the world to date.