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Charlotte Dujardin breaks world record

Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro competes in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage grand prix Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

Gloucestershire dressage star Charlotte Dujardin broke her own grand prix world record on the London International Horse Show's opening night at Olympia.

The reigning Olympic, World and European champion rode her horse Valegro to take the Reem Acra FEI World Cup grand prix class with a score of 87.460 per cent - beating her previous best of 87.129 per cent, set at the World Cup final in France earlier this year.


Criddle's success celebrated with stamp

ParalympicsGB's equestrian gold medal winners. Credit: Royal Mail

Taunton's Deborah Criddle and her gold-medal winning equestrian team-mates are to feature on a new postage stamp.

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Criddle, Sophie Christiansen, Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells. It will be available in Post Offices across the country tomorrow.

A post box in Criddle's home village of Trull near Taunton is also being painted gold this morning.

Dressage trio hope for more Olympic success

Charlotte Dujardin (left), Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer are hoping for individual success after winning gold in the Dressage team Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The British dressage team, who are all based in Gloucestershire, will attempt to win more medals in Greenwich Park this afternoon. Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolsheimer all won team Gold on Tuesday. Today they ride in the individual event.

Paralympic hopefuls at Festival of Dressage

The festival is a chance for the country's best riders to show what they can do ahead of London 2012. Credit: ITV West

Disabled riders are among those competing at the Festival of Dressage in Hartpury in Gloucestershire this week, all hoping that their performance will see them on the road to paralympic glory. The event acts as the final selection trial for the games.

Britain's Olympic dressage team will also be taking part at the festival.