A champion with broken ribs, bronze for the youngest horse and the lure of the red collar: all the best stories from the dressage Euros

  • The para riders took centre stage today (9 September) in Riesenbeck, the venue of the European Dressage Championships. All five grades of para freestyle played out, again under the baking sunshine that has presided over the entire European Para Dressage Championships week.

    There were yet more medals, a silver and a bronze, for British riders on young horses, while a couple of para superstars continued to show their rivals the way.

    Watch a round-up summary of today’s action in the video below

    • First up, Georgia Wilson added a second silver to her individual tally in the grade II.

    Find out how Sakura was fired up to perform – and how team-mate Gabriella Blake got on today.

    • Before Sophie Wells surpassed all her expectations with the youngest horse in the whole competition.

    How Sophie’s ride came of age to take the podium alongside two titans of the grade V category

    • The grade V winner Michèle George was on scintillating form – she loves to dance, “and so does my horse”.

    How Michèle ensures her mare is 100% in body and mind

    • British team newcomer Charlotte Cundall scored a personal best in all three of her tests, finishing fifth in today’s freestyle.

    How the red collar of the British team jacket has spurred Charlotte on through the decades

    • Meanwhile, the grade IV runners-up Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 NOP bagged their 19th medal together

    Watch Sanne Voets describe how she has developed a new approach in her horsemanship.

    • Tomorrow is the final day of the European Dressage Championships, with the freestyle deciding the final individual medals. Can anyone derail Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB?

    Check out the timings for the freestyle

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