Defending champions Great Britain won silver in the Olympic team dressage, as world champions Germany claimed gold. The British quartet - Spencer Wilton, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin - were beaten into second by 3.334 points. Germany's Sonke Rothenberger, Dorothee Schneider, Kristina Broring-Sprehe and Isabell Werth scored 81.936 points, with Britain on 78.602. The United States won bronze
Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain win team dressage silver, Germany take gold
Great Britain win a silver medal in the Olympic team dressage event, as world champions Germany claim gold. Great Britain won a silver medal in the Olympic team dressage event, as world champions Germany claimed gold. Britain won this event at London 2012, but this time Spencer Wilton, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin were beaten into second.
#Silver! Some superlative riding from all four sees Charlotte Dujardin, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Spencer Wilton take silver in the Dressage Team Gand Prix Special event. ##BringOnTheGreat #EquestrianDressage
The firm credited as the most reliable forecaster of Olympic medal success was last night tipping Great Britain to bring home a record 56 from the Rio Games and finish third again in the overall table.