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Gloucestershire's Dujardin completes freestyle treble

Charlotte Dujardin celebrates winning gold in the Dressage Freestyle Grand Prix. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Gloucestershire dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin has won her first freestyle gold at the World Equestrian Games in France. It completes a remarkable clean sweep of Olympic, world and European individual dressage titles.

British star Dujardin, who also holds the sport's three individual world records with 12-year-old wonderhorse Valegro, lit up Caen's Stade D'Ornano with a brilliant freestyle to music performance.

A score of 92.161 per cent gave her gold by an emphatic margin from Germany's Helen Langehanenberg (Damon Hill NRW) on 88.286 per cent, while Holland's Adelinde Cornelissen (Jerich Parzival) took bronze.

It means that at the age of 29, Dujurdian is Olympic champion (freestyle), European champion (grand prix special and freestyle) and world champion (grand prix special and freestyle).

Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro wins the Dressage Freestyle Grand Prix. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

It just feels so surreal. After London, I never thought it could get better, then last year we had the Europeans and now my first Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

To come away from here with two individual golds and a team silver, I can't believe it.

– Charlotte Dujardin

A crowd of around 20,000 gave Dujardin a rapturous reception, and she once again delivered under pressure with a performance that oozed star quality in glorious Normandy sunshine.

I don't think there is anything else I want to achieve on him (Valegro).

He has already exceded what I wanted to do - way beyond that. He is just such a special horse.

He is such a fantastic horse, and coming here he felt on top form.

The rides in the grand prix (team) and grand prix special were just incredible, and then today I love the music we performed to and he just felt absolutely fantastic.

I've had one bad ride out of the eight years I have been riding the horse - at Aachen (in July this year) - and who can moan about one day? Not me, that's for sure.

With what I have achieved on that horse, and what that horse has done for me, he is just one in a million.

– Charlotte Dujardin

With Dujardin and the British team winning silver on Tuesday, her freestyle exhibition completed another memorable championship and augers well for next year's Europeans ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Charlotte Dujardin hugs Carl Hester after winning gold in the Dressage Freestyle Grand Prix. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire