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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

Spencer Wilton: simple exercises to develop better control in the dressage arena

Spencer Wilton: simple exercises to develop better control in the dressage arena - Horse & Hound

Spencer Wilton: simple exercises to develop better control in the dressage arena - Horse & Hound

Spencer Wilton: simple exercises to develop better control in the dressage arena

Spencer Wilton: simple exercises to develop better control in the dressage arena - Horse & Hound

Spencer Wilton and Goodmans Super Nova II

Spencer Wilton and Goodmans Super Nova II

Camilla with equestrians Kitty King, left, and Spencer Wilton at the reception

Duchess of Cornwall throws a reception for equestrian stars

Camilla with equestrians Kitty King, left, and Spencer Wilton at the reception

Spencer Wilton & Sper Nova II in the Fairfax Rio Headcollar. This headcollar is designed to improve a horse's comfort, and is perfect for long journeys. It features the Fairfax headpiece which significantly reduces pressure and enables the horse’s swallow mechanism to operate comfortably when eating & drinking during travel. It is leather, hand-made in England, and comes with an engraved brass nameplate.

Commissioned by the BEF to improve the comfort of Team GB horses during the long journey to Rio, this headcollar is based on two and half years’ of scientific research.

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

Defending champions Great Britain win silver in the Olympic team dressage, as world champions Germany take gold.

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Dujardin (second from right), who won team and individual gold at London 2012…

Charlotte Dujardin defends her dressage Olympic title

Dujardin (second from right), who won team and individual gold at London and her team mates Spencer Wilton, Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood (left to right) were beaten by the Germans

Britain’s Spencer Wilton leads grand prix special at halfway stage http://trib.al/UaQGX6D

Britain's Spencer Wilton leads grand prix special at halfway stage

Britain’s Spencer Wilton leads grand prix special at halfway stage http://trib.al/UaQGX6D

(L-R) Fiona Bigwood, Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Spencer Wilton receive their silver medals

Great Britain won a silver medal in the Olympic Games team dressage competition in Rio de Janeiro.

Spencer Wilton and horse Super Nova II will make their Olympic debuts at Rio 2016 after a six-year riding relationship.

Rio 2016: Dressage rider Spencer Wilton to make Olympics debut

Spencer Wilton and horse Super Nova II will make their Olympic debuts at Rio 2016 after a six-year riding relationship.

Spencer Wilton: Olympic 2016 Team GB Dressage

Spencer Wilton: Olympic 2016 Team GB Dressage

Thank you Spencer Wilton <3 Super Nova II (Neville) looks very shiney with his Eqclusive Pack <3

Thank you Spencer Wilton Super Nova II (Neville) looks very shiney with his Eqclusive Pack

Celebration (left-right): Spencer Wilton, Anne Dunham, Sophie Wells, Kitty King, the Duchess of Cornwall, Gemma Tattersall, Sophie Christensen, William Fox Pitt and Natasha Baker

Duchess of Cornwall throws a reception for equestrian stars

Camilla was joined by athletes including Sir Lee Pearson, eventer William Fox-Pitt and dressage team silver medallist Fiona Bigwood for the event at Clarence House.