Laura Tomlinson - Duval's Capri SonneBritish Dressage team stalwart Laura Tomlinson (who has an MBE) was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the London Olympics in 2012, where she also won an individual bronze medal with her long-term partner Mistral Hojris.

Laura is the daughter of Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer and his wife Ursula. She was born in Germany but rides for Britain.

Laura is married to polo player Luke Tomlinson and they have two children, Annalisa and Wilfred.

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From ponies to a horse that gave her a taste of Olympic glory, here top British dressage rider and this week's Horse & Hound magazine guest editor (24 March 2016), Laura Tomlinson introduces us to her stars of yesterday, today and the future