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

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

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.

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.

Anders Dahl with Selten HW and Fiona Bigwood at their home in Great Britain

Anders Dahl with Selten HW and Fiona Bigwood at their home in Great Britain

#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

#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

Charlotte Dujardin Retains Olympic GOLD In Dressage oOnboard Valegro in Rio #GBR #Rio2016    http://dailym.ai/2b9cotN

Charlotte Dujardin Retains Olympic GOLD In Dressage oOnboard Valegro in Rio #GBR #Rio2016 http://dailym.ai/2b9cotN

USA's Ashton Eaton wins second straight Olympic decathlon gold | FOX Sports

USA's Ashton Eaton wins second straight Olympic decathlon gold

Gold medalist team Australia celebrate with their gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Women's Rugby Sevens on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic...

Gold medalist team Australia celebrate with their gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Women's Rugby Sevens on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic...

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles wins fourth gold, Amy Tinkler takes bronze - BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles wins fourth gold, Amy Tinkler takes bronze

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles wins fourth gold, Amy Tinkler takes bronze - BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB poised to bring home record medal haul

Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB poised to bring home record medal haul

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.

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