Jessica von Bredow-Werndl has now won two gold medals in Hagen ©FEI/Liz Gregg

 Jessica von Bredow-Werndl's brilliant 2021 continued as the double Olympic gold medallist earned the individual special dressage crown at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage European Championships in Hagen.

Von Bredow-Werndl - victorious in the team event with Germany yesterday - doubled up in convincing fashion on TSF Dalera BB. 

The winning score - 84.271 per cent - was more than 2.5 per cent ahead of what the runner-up could muster.

Von Bredow-Werndl went last and blew the field out of the water.

Fellow German and defending champion Isabell Werth was leading before TSF Dalera BB walked into the area, after amassing an aggregate percentage of 81.702 on Weihegold OLD.

Denmark's Cathrine Dufour, riding Bohemian, completed the podium with 81.709.

Britain's three-time Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin was fourth and compatriots Charlotte Fry and Carl Hester fifth and sixth.

Both of the gold medals won at the event so far have gone to Germany.

Von Bredow-Werndl will have a third chance at FEI Dressage European Championships gold in the freestyle dressage final on Saturday (September 11).

She won a bronze medal is the discipline in 2019, when Werth was crowned champion.