A gold medal winning Olympic showjumper honed his talents at a Braintree equestrian venue.

Ben Maher, 29, was part of the four-man team that won showjumping gold for Great Britain at Greenwich Park on Monday.

He was a regular competitor at the Towerlands Equestrian Centre, in Panfield Lane, Braintree, which he also used as a training venue.

Monday’s triumph was Britain’s first showjumping gold medal in 60 years.

Full story in the Braintree and Witham Times.