Charlotte Dujardin was born on the 13th of July 1985 in Enfield. She started riding at the young age of two and tried dressage for the first time aged 13. Coming from a modest background Dujardin found it difficult in the beginning competing in the dressage world. She bought her first Grand Prix horse using the money left to her from her grandmother in 2013.
In 2011 Dujardin was asked by the British Olympic rider Carl Hester to bring on a novice Dutch Warmblood gelding named Valegro. The original plan was for Hester to ride Valegro, however Dujardin was so skilled at riding him she remained riding him under Hester’s guidance.
The 2012 games in London were a shining point for Dujardin and Valegro. Here they achieved a team dressage gold and an individual gold. This year was the start of Dujardin’s amazing dressage career having competed and shone in both the Grand Prix and the Olympics.
In the following years Dujardin and Valegro’s partnership went from strength to strength. Together they collected several medals in different international competitions becoming the world’s No1. She and Valegro grew to hold every record score in the discipline, having 87.46% in Grand Prix set in 2014, 88.022% Grand Prix Special in 2012, and 94.3% in Grand Prix Freestyle in 2014.
In Rio 2016 Dujardin and Valegro continued their streak of victories. Even though Britain was unable to retain the title of the Grand Prix Special, Dujardin performed beautifully in the Grand Prix Freestyle achieving a score of 93.857%.
Currently Dujardin is working towards developing the mount that will take her to Tokyo in 2020 as she is determined to retain her position at the pinnacle of her sport.
Building a Shed in the Macedon Ranges
Looking to build a shed in the Macedon Ranges? You can find all the information you’ll need RIGHT HERE.
You will need to secure a building permit from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council if you shed matches any of these four criteria:
- Your shed is larger than 10m2 OR your shed is 3 metres high OR your shed is higher than 2.4 metres and is 1 metre from a boundary.
- The shed is attached to an existing building.
- The shed is going to be built over an easement.
- The shed is attached to the front wall of your dwelling.
If your planned shed matches any of these criteria, you will need to get a building permit. If you are planning on engaging a professional builder, they should be able to handle your permits internally and save you the trouble.
What does it cost to build a garage or shed?
Sheds & garages vary so much in size & purpose that an estimate is difficult. You can read this article on price cost estimates to get a rough idea.
The average garage costs approximately $22,000 but will range in cost from $3,000 for small home garages up to $60,000 for large industrial garages.
How can I find someone to build my shed?
The best was is to look for a reputable builder that specialises in sheds, has been operating a long time, and is local.
Can I build a shed myself?
Yes, you can. The best way to do that is to buy a shed kit. Most shed builders will also be able to arrange delivery of a shed kit without install.