Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her horse Digby finished an honourable twelth in the Olympic Individual Dressage - Grand Prix Freestyle Final. The daughter of Princess Benedikte of Denmark was riding for Denmark.
The gold went, rather controversially, to Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin, who benefited from the home crow advantage at Greenwich Park, edging out The Netherlands' Adelide Cornelissen, much to the chagrin of the Dutch.
Dujardin and Cornelissen both broke the Olympic record score for a freestyle, set at 85.825 by Dutch rider Anky van Grunsven and Salinero in 2004. Cornelissen picked music from "Nutcracker Suite" and Bechtolsheimer music from "The Lion King" to highlight their horses' best athletic attributes. "Parzival felt great, and it was one of his best tests ever," said Cornelissen, the current World Cup champion.
Princess Nathalie, along with Zara Phillips, one of three royal participants in the equestrian events at the London Games, was the best of the Danish squad. © GPD AP