Spencer Wilton and Fiona Bigwood will also compete at the Festival on Super Nova II and Atterupgaards Orthilia respectively. Spencer and Fiona will make their Olympic debut in Rio, having been named in the final GB team of four for Brazil today.
The Festival features five of days of outstanding equestrian sport, incorporating Premier League, CDI3*, CPEDI3*, Shearwater Young Dressage Horse Semi-Final, British Dressage Young Pony Championship and the Elite Stallions Prix St Georges Young Horse Championship.
Charlotte will warm up for her bid for Olympic glory by performing in the NAF Superflex Grand Prix Freestyle at Saturday’s gala evening (July 9th). The gala evening is always the highlight of the Festival, with 800 spectators watching outstanding dressage action in an electric atmosphere.
Friday (July 8th), when both Charlotte and Carl will perform in the Horse Scout CDI Grand Prix, starting at 2.30pm. Carl and Nip Tuck are also entered for the Baileys Horse Feeds Grand Prix Special on Sunday, July 10th, starting at 3.45pm.
And both Charlotte and Carl have appealed for the crowds to come out in force to help create an Olympic atmosphere for the Team GB competitors and their horses.
“Both Charlotte and I love performing at the Festival and the spectators and support staff are always fantastic,” said Carl.
“There’s always a very special atmosphere and it would be fantastic to see the banks packed. It would be the best possible preparation for the horses to perform in front of a lot of people, as they will in Rio, and it’s a great opportunity for people to show their support for Team GB ahead of the Olympics.”