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Laura Bechtolsheimer wins dressage silver for Britain

World Equestrian Games
Venue: Kentucky Dates: 28 Sept - 9 Oct Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Red Button & online on 29 Sep (1930-2230), 2 Oct (1400-2100), 3 Oct (1800-2130) and 9 Oct (0100-0300); Highlights on 4 Oct (1300-1415)

Laura Bechtolsheimer

Sparkling Bechtolsheimer wins second silver

Laura Bechtolsheimer added individual dressage silver to the team silver already won by Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

The 25-year-old from Ampney St Peter in Gloucestershire took second place in the grand prix special with 81.70%.

A day earlier, Bechtolsheimer had produced a stunning performance for team silver alongside Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Maria Eilberg.

She produced another top-class display with Mistral Hojris on Wednesday.

World record holder Edward Gal from the Netherlands was brilliant with his majestic black stallion Moorlands Totilas, taking gold with a score of 85.66%, just one percentage mark behind the world record score they set in Aachen, Germany earlier this year.

Gal and his mount had 40 perfect 10 scores, illustrating exactly why they are the greatest combination dressage sport has ever seen.

Steffen Peters, of the United States, took bronze aboard Ravel, and the top 15 finishers will now contest the week's final dressage event - individual grand prix freestyle - on Friday.

Bechtolsheimer will also be among the major medal contenders in that category, although Gal is favourite to complete a golden hat-trick following Holland's team title success.

Bechtolsheimer, ranked world number three heading to Kentucky, has now won world and European team silver, world individual silver and European individual bronze during the past 13 months.

And in achieving such a haul, she has underlined her credentials as a potential British equestrian star of the London 2012 Olympics.



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