Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian enjoyed success on home soil as the FEI Dressage World Cup Western European League season got underway ©FEI/

Danish rider Cathrine Dufour and her horse Bohemian enjoyed success on home soil in the first leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Western European League in Vilhelmsborg.

The competition was split across two days with the Dressage Grand Prix the first stage.

Dufour and Bohemian scored 83.435 in yesterday's Grand Prix to give them a comfortable advantage of five percentage points heading into day two.

German rider Isabell Werth and her horse Emilio 107 were in second place with a score of 77.978 just ahead of compatriot Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl and her horse Zaire E who finished third with 77.348.

Today's second stage of the competition, the Dressage Freestyle saw Dufour and Bohemian going tenth out of 15 competitors.

The pair produced an impressive display with the highlight being a clean piaffe and passage as they scored 88.200 points.

Werth and Emilio were last to go and despite producing a good score of 87.845 it wasn't enough to deny Dufour success on home turf in front of a delighted if reduced capacity crowd.

Von Bredow-Werndl and Zaire E scored 85.335 points to claim third place.

There was more for the home supporters to cheer as another Danish rider, Carina Cassoe Kruth and her horse Heiline's Danciera claimed fourth after scoring 84.455 points.

Swedish rider Patrick Kittel finished in fifth on board Delaunay Old scoring 82.575 points.

Speaking after her victory Dufour said: "Bohemian was really good in the Grand Prix, he was just playing with all the moves. 

"Today I had to push him a bit more, but he’s getting more and more brave and he loves being in the ring!"

The second leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup Western European League is scheduled to take place in Salzburg, Austria, between December 3 and 6.