Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin completes sweep of dressage world records
Last Updated: 18/12/13 12:09am
Charlotte Dujardin: Has added another world record to her collection
Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin now holds all three dressage world records after producing a brilliant performance at the London International Horse Show on Tuesday.
British star Dujardin and her London 2012 horse Valegro won the Reem Acra FEI World Cup freestyle class, setting a new world mark of 93.975 per cent.
It beat the previous record of 92.3 per cent posted by Dutch rider Edward Gal and the black stallion Totilas set in the same event four years ago.
The 28-year-old Dujardin is now the world leader at the freestyle, grand prix and grand prix special dressage classes.
Gal, who now rides Glock's Undercover, finished second, more than six percentage points behind world No 1 Dujardin, with Holland's Danielle Heijkoop third and British European team bronze medallist Michael Eilberg fourth.
Dujardin won double European gold earlier this year and her latest victory on Valegro means the duo are unbeaten in international competition for 20 months.
In front of her home crowd Dujardin produced a brilliant final rendition of her London 2012 music before next year's World Equestrian Games will herald a new routine.
"It was just unbelievable. All year I have wanted to get that world record. It has always been on my mind, and to finally think I have done it," Dujardin said.
"I am delighted that I have finished (performing) this music exactly how I wanted to finish. That music deserved a world record.
"I've done things that I never dreamt of doing . It is just getting better and better."