Britain’s number one dressage rider, Emma Hindle, will not contest the grand prix special in the Olympic individual dressage competition today, due to concerns about Wie Weltmeyer’s health.

The pair produced a disappointing performance on the opening day of the team dressage grand prix to achieve a score of 67.50%. They have scored in the region of 73% internationally during the past year.

This leaves Britain’s individual hopes of a dressage medal riding with Carl Hester and Richard Davison. Unfortunately, Britain’s remaining team member Nicola McGivern will not join them, as she finished outside the top 25 places in the grand prix.

British connections will be hoping that Carl can repeat his fantastic performance with Escapado on the opening day, to move up from his current position of equal 12th.

Richard Davison will be the first British rider to face the judges’ scrutiny as the sixth rider to enter the arena, followed by Carl seven horses later.