In the early hours of 4 September Britain’s Paralympic horses arrived at Rio’s Galeao airport.

This followed a lengthy overnight flight from Belgium’s Liege airport on a specially adapted cargo plane.

With Paralympic dressage competition now in full swing, we take a look at what has been happening behind the scenes thanks to social media.

See how the horses are settling into their Paralympic surroundings:

Sophie Wells gives her Paralympic ride Reece a workout in the Brazilian heat

Sophie Wells Mbe Dressage – Timeline | Facebook

Sophie Wells Mbe Dressage. 9,363 likes · 2,884 talking about this. 26 Year Old Paralympic Dressage Rider – Competed at Grand Prix, and loves Horses 14…

What a night! The Paralympic opening ceremony was a sight to behold, with Team GB being led by flag bearer and dressage rider Lee Pearson

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Natasha Baker MBE – Paralympic Dressage Rider, Uxbridge, United Kingdom. 34,119 likes · 6,399 talking about this. http://www.natasha-baker.com I am a…

Natasha Baker gets off to a winning start

Natasha Baker MBE – Paralympic Dressage Rider – Timeline | Facebook

Natasha Baker MBE – Paralympic Dressage Rider, Uxbridge, United Kingdom. 34,119 likes · 6,847 talking about this. http://www.natasha-baker.com I am a…

Lee Pearson says hello to his Paralympic mount in the state-of-the-art stables

Look who I’ve found in Rio !!

Look who I’ve found in Rio !!

Nothing can get in the way of the British support — this spectator is enterprising in his use of a broom to ensure optimal flag waving

Lee Pearson gives his horse Zion some arena practice

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So this is what the athlete’s canteen looks like

 

The British Paralympic team doing their country proud

Sophie Christiansen spends some quality time with her horse behind the scenes

Read the full Horse & Hound Paralympic report in next week’s H&H magazine (22 September issue)