Britain lies in the silver medal position after the dressage at the eventing young rider European Championships at Parubice in the Czech Republic.

The British quartet’s combined scores put them just 0.18pen behind Sweden and 2.4pen ahead of Germany, so tomorrow’s cross-country promises to be exciting with every time-fault being influential.

Emily Parker (pictured) — a team gold medallist last year — is best of the Brits in second individually with Treefers, while fellow team member Emily Llewellyn is seventh with Society Spice.

Laura Collett (12th with Fernhill Cristal) and Tom McEwen (15th with Major Sweep) are the other two team members.

Britain’s individuals are Willa Newton, ninth with Neexlix, and Rosie Fry, 14th with Bankon Louie.

France’s Nicolas Astier holds the lead on Jhakti Du Janlie, with whom he won the individual silver last year at the young rider Europeans.

Full report from the young rider European Championships in H&H, 12 August.

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