Laura Bechtolsheimer

Laura Bechtolsheimer made history at Stoneleigh this year when she became the youngest British national dressage champion ever at the tender age of 20. Laura began riding the handsome Douglas Dorsey last year and the pair won their first world cup qualifier in the Czech Republic. They were the best of the British at the Olympia FEI World Cup Qualifier finishing in sixth.

Laura is on track to fulfil her aim of getting to the world cup final in Amsterdam next April and is one of Britain’s brightest hopes for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.