Carl Hester

British dressage rider Carl Hester, represented the UK many times and a key member of the 2012 Britsh olympic gold medal winning team as well as the 2016 team in Rio.

As well as being a well respected rider, Carl Hester is also a well respected dressage trainer, his most famous pupil is Charlotte Dujardin won olympic gold at the London 2012 and 2016 Rio olympics.

GREAT RECOVERY by Carl Hester after Nip Tuck spook



Carl Hester

Carl Hester

Carl Hester was raised on the tiny Channel island of Sark. Once a year the whole island gets together for the Sark horse show. This tradition still remains and the horse show weekend has now become an annual pilgrimage for Carl Hester and his friends.

At 19 Carl Hester he decided to apply for a job with horses on the mainland. Through an advertisement in Horse and Hound Carl Hester arrived at the Fortune Centre in Hampshir It was there Carl Hester had his first opportunity to compete and it was on the Fortune Centre’s skewbald mare, Jolly Dolly, that Carl Hester won the 1985 Young Dressage Rider Championship.

His next job took him to the Gloucestershire village of Bourton on the Hill and the farm of Jannie and Christopher Taylor. I was made to ride difficult horses, Jannie’s specialty, which resulted in a broken ankle and shoulder during my brief eventing career. However Carl Hester did compete at the first Blenheim Horse Trials and won the Spillers Dressage with Jumping Championship. It was during this time that Carl Hester learnt the true basis of horsemanship, finding a way based on tact, patience, firmness and kindness when dealing with horses with behavioral problems. Making them think for themselves, rather than having their natural character and ability suppressed through harshness.

Carl Hester’s career took the most dramatic turn when Dr Bechtolsheimer approached him to join his yard as a rider. Carl Hester rode and trained with Dr Bechtolsheimer for three and a half years and in 1990 went to the World Championships on Rubelit von Unkenriff, the European Championships in 1991 and in 1992 the Barcelona Olympics on Georgioni. Carl Hester was the youngest British rider to ever compete in an Olympic Games.

On leaving Dr Bechtolsheimer Carl Hester went into a business partnership with Kate Carter at her yard at Stow on the Wold. This continued until Kate decided to move for more space for her stud activities and soon Carl Hester too had moved to buy his own yard.

Carl Hester continues to be one of the leading UK dressage riders and is a renowned dressage trainer



Carl Hester Horses

      Dolendo
          Donnerhall x - ()
      EXQUIS ESCAPADO
          - x - ()
      Lecantos
          - x - ()
      Liebling II
          Lorentin x - ()
      PRO - SET
          - x - ()
Dolendo is a dressage horse competed by a leading British rider Carl Hester, Dolendo dressage pedigree is second to none being sired by leading dressage stallion Donnerhall
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Carl Hester Competition Results

01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP3 - 03/11/2008 - Dolendo
01 - CDI 3* Saumur (FRA), GP3 - 25/09/2008 - Liebling II
3 - CDI 3* Saumur (FRA), GPSpecial2 - 25/09/2008 - Liebling II
13 - CDI3* De Steeg (NED), GP1 - 04/06/2008 - Lecantos
5 - CDI3* De Steeg (NED), GPSpecial2 - 04/06/2008 - Lecantos
13 - Hagen (GER), GP3 - 23/04/2008 - Dolendo
5 - CDI3* De Steeg (NED), GPSpecial2 - 06/04/2008 - Lecantos
13 - CDI3* De Steeg (NED), GP1 - 06/04/2008 - Lecantos
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 03/04/2008 - Dolendo
5 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial3 - 03/04/2008 - Dolendo
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP3 - 11/03/2008 - Dolendo
5 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial3 - 04/03/2008 - Dolendo
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 04/03/2008 - Dolendo
4 - Olympia International Horse Show, GPKür2 - 17/12/2007 - Dolendo
8 - Olympia International Horse Show, GP1 - 17/12/2007 - Dolendo
2 - Rotterdam, GPSpecial10 - 20/06/2007 - Lecantos
6 - Rotterdam, GP4 - 20/06/2007 - Lecantos
4 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 03/06/2007 - PRO - SET
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 03/06/2007 - Lecantos
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial2 - 03/06/2007 - Lecantos
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial2 - 13/03/2007 - Lecantos
6 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP3 - 13/03/2007 - PRO - SET
3 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPKür1 - 13/03/2007 - Lecantos
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP3 - 13/03/2007 - Lecantos
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial2 - 06/03/2007 - Lecantos
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 06/03/2007 - Lecantos
4 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 06/03/2007 - PRO - SET
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 27/02/2007 - Lecantos
6 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP1 - 27/02/2007 - PRO - SET
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial2 - 27/02/2007 - Lecantos
3 - Hagen (GER), GPSpecial2 - 26/07/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
11 - Hagen (GER), GPKür3 - 26/07/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
7 - Hagen (GER), GP1 - 26/07/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - CDI 3* Hartpury (GBR), GP2 - 15/07/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - CDI 3* Hartpury (GBR), GPSpecial4 - 15/07/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
10 - CDI-W Final Las Vegas (USA), GPKür2 - 21/04/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
9 - CDI-W Final Las Vegas (USA), GP1 - 21/04/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
9 - `S-Hertogenbosch, GPKür4 - 17/03/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
5 - `S-Hertogenbosch, GP2 - 17/03/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
8 - Amsterdam, GP1 - 27/01/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
7 - Amsterdam, GPKür3 - 27/01/2005 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Mechelen, GPKür4 - 26/12/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
6 - Mechelen, GP2 - 26/12/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
2 - Olympia International Horse Show, GPKür2 - 16/12/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
2 - Olympia International Horse Show, GP1 - 16/12/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
4 - Maastricht, GPKür4 - 09/12/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
10 - Maastricht, GP3 - 09/12/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial125 - 03/11/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP115 - 03/11/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
10 - Maastricht, GP3 - 12/09/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
4 - Maastricht, GPKür4 - 12/09/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
8 - Athens, GPSpecial2 - 20/08/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
14 - Athens, GPKür3 - 20/08/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
12 - Athens, GP1 - 20/08/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
7 - Hickstead - Derby Meeting, GPKür7 - 21/07/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Hickstead - Derby Meeting, GP4 - 21/07/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
31 - Aachen, GP3 - 13/07/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial25 - 03/04/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP15 - 03/04/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial215 - 18/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP205 - 18/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPKür225 - 18/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP115 - 11/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
01 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial125 - 11/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GP15 - 04/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
2 - Vejer de la Frontera (Spanish Sunshine Tour), GPSpecial25 - 04/03/2004 - EXQUIS ESCAPADO
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Nip Tuck


Carl Hester riding Nip Tuck