Emma Blundell shares thrilling replace about Mount St John Freestyle
World bronze medal-winning mare Mount St John Freestyle might return to the dressage area in time for the Paris Olympics, in accordance with her proprietor Emma Blundell.
The 14-year-old Fidermark mare is presently residing at Emma’s Mount St John Stud in Yorkshire, having returned dwelling final 12 months for breeding. She is again in coaching, and being ridden for the time being by Emma, who informed H&H: “My imaginative and prescient for the longer term is to look at Freestyle again out on the high of the game, with Paris simply across the nook.”
Ridden by Charlotte Dujardin, Freestyle was a part of the bronze medal-winning crew on the World Equestrian Video games in 2018, additionally claiming particular person bronze, on the age of simply 9. She final competed in Could 2021, profitable the freestyle at Wellington CDI3* with over 88%, however was not match to compete on the Tokyo Olympics later that 12 months; Charlotte rode Gio on the Video games as an alternative, and gained double bronze.
Having taken a while to rejoin the Mount St John breeding programme final 12 months, Freestyle is now again in dressage coaching, and not too long ago confirmed off her trademark passage and one-time tempi modifications within the February sunshine with Emma on board.
“Freestyle feels wonderful,” Emma informed H&H.
“It’s an actual deal with for me, having owned Freestyle since a foal, watching and supporting her big success with Charlotte for a few years, to now having the possibility to trip such a horse myself. She actually is a dream to trip and I really feel so fortunate to have her in our stables. I’m additionally delighted for Charlotte’s child information, too.”
Whereas Charlotte is anticipating the approaching arrival of her first baby with companion Dean, Emma is worked up to welcome a really thrilling embryo switch foal out of Freestyle in 2023, by none aside from reigning world champion stallion Glamourdale.
“I’m loving having Freestyle dwelling at MSJ for our breeding programme whereas additionally attending to trip her for the coaching and health. We’re excited to see her Glamourdale ET foal this 12 months and hopefully extra for subsequent 12 months,” Emma mentioned.
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