Three of last summer’s Paralympic gold medallists are on the British para dressage team for the European Championships this week (21-25 August).

Sophie Christiansen (grade Ia) with Janeiro 6, Natasha Baker (grade II) with Cabral and Sophie Wells (grade IV) with Valerius join Anne Dunham (grade Ia) LJT Lucas Normark on the team at the event in Herning, Denmark.

Ricky Balshaw (grade Ib) and LJT Engaards Solitaire will ride as an individual.

“We’ve had a very good start to the competition. I’m very grateful to all involved in getting the team out here; the logistics went like clockwork,” said team manager David Hunter.

“The venue in Herning is great, with excellent facilities and it promises to be an exciting competition. We are all looking forward to competing over the coming week, alongside the dressage and showjumping riders.”