Tobias Thorning Jørgensen rode Jolene Hill to victory in the Grade III category in Riesenbeck ©Getty Images

Home rider Heidemarie Dresing was among the winners at the International Equestrian Federation Para Dressage European Championships in Riesenbeck, where the freestyle classes across all grades were won by scores of more than 80 per cent.

Competition took place alongside the European Dressage Championships.

In the Grade III category, victory went to Danish rider Tobias Thorning Jørgensen and his grey mare Jolene Hill.

The pair appropriately chose the song Jolene by American country singer Dolly Parton to perform to, and secured victory with a dominant 83.833 per cent.

The silver medals went to France’s Chiara Zenati, riding Swing Royal Ifce with 77.773, while bronze went to Lotte Krijnsen onboard Rosenstolz N.O.P with 75.680.

In the Grade II category, home combination Dresing and Horse24 Dooloop claimed victory with a score of 80.353 per cent.

Britain’s Georgia Wilson, riding Sakura, was just behind with 79.367, while bronze went to Ann Cathrin Lübbe of Norway riding La Costa Majlund with 74.540.

Heidemarie Dresing triumphed in the Grade II category at the Para Dressage European Championships ©Getty Images
Heidemarie Dresing triumphed in the Grade II category at the Para Dressage European Championships ©Getty Images

The Grade I category featured high-quality and expressive freestyles, with gold going to Italian Sara Morganti and Mariebelle with 81.640 per cent.

Silver went to Michael Murphy of Ireland riding Cleverboy with a score of 79.887.

The podium was completed by Martina Benzinger of Germany, riding Nautika, with a score of 78.347.

In Grade V, Belgium’s Michèle George and her mare Best of 8 danced their way to top spot with a flawless freestyle, scoring 81.275.

Silver went to Frank Hosmar of the Netherlands and Alphaville N.O.P with 79.045, with bronze going to Britain’s Sophie Wells, riding the youngest horse to compete in the event, LJT Egebjerggards Samoa with 76.550.

Gold in Grade IV went to Demi Haerkens of the Netherlands and EHL Daula N.O.P with 82.070.

Silver went to her compatriots Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P with 81.595, with bronze going to Manon Claeys of Belgium and her mare Katharina Sollenburg with 78.025.