British Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin stepped out with a new ride, the 11-year old Finnish warmblood mare Kom Fairy Tale, which has been purchased by Emma Jane Blundell of Mount St. John brood farm a year and a half ago as Charlotte's future Grand Prix horse.
Dujardin and Mount St. John Kom Fairy Tale made their public debut at the local show at Vale View on 7 - 9 April 2017. The pair competed in the Advanced Medium class and scored 83%. They went on to post 73% on the board in the Prix St Georges.
"An amazing day with the girls today who were just unbelievable," said Dujardin referring to the performances of Mount S.John's Fairy Tale and Freestyle. "So proud of them."
The 2006 born Kom Fairy Tale is bred by Anna Leena Meller and Eva Nordman. She is by Furst Heinrich out of Weltmaid Willow (by Weltmeyer x Wanderer). The mare was competed in Sweden by Peter Mansson. She began her competition career in 2011 in the young horses classes. She did two shows in 2011 and two in 2012. In 2014 she returned to the show ring and competed at five shows.
Emma Jane Blundell acquired Kom Fairy Tale at the end of 2015 as a future Grand Prix prospect for Charlotte Dujardin, who is also riding several of Blundell's home bred youngsters as well as the bought Mount St. John Freestyle (by Fidermark).
"The plans are to see where she can go. She's very talented but hasn't really been shown except in a couple of breed and young horse classes in Finland (and Sweden) when she was young," Blundell told Eurodressage.
Kom Fairy Tale will be producing her first British born foal this spring. A surrogate is expecting an ET foal by Danone I out of Fairy Tale.
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