Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale won gold in the Grand Prix special at the FEI World Championships in Herning ©FEI/Leanjo de Koster

British rider Charlotte Fry and her horse Glamourdale claimed gold in the Grand Prix Special discipline at the World Equestrian Championships in Herning.

Fry and her 11-year-old stallion entered the ring with just two combinations to go, and Glamourdale rose to the occasion producing an impressive and extravagant canter on his way to scoring 82.508.

Silver went to Denmark’s Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour and Vamos Amigos with a score of 81.322.

Laudrup-Dufour and Vamos Amigos earned a mark of nine for a transition, but made an error in the two-tempis.

They had still done enough to temporarily move top of the standings, before being usurped by Fry and Glamourdale.

Dinja Van Liere and Hermes of The Netherlands took bronze with a score of 79.407.

The last pair to go were Germany’s Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz however they could only score 79.073, and finished just off the podium.

Speaking about Glamourdale, Fry said: “He was a bit impressed by the arena on Saturday (August 6) and again today, but we had a job to do and we wanted to do a nice test without big mistakes so I was happy I could do that.

“He spooked twice a little bit but quickly focused again and went on. He’s still so young and so talented!”

The last collection of medals in dressage are set to be won on Wednesday (August 10) in the Grand Prix freestyle.