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Bettina (née Overesch) is one of Germany's best eventers with a long history of international successes and a notable reputation as an outstanding dressage rider.

Her early achievements include team bronze at The Hague World Equestrian Games in 1994. She capped this with individual gold at the Burghley European Championships in 1997 on the grey Watermill Stream.

In 2005 she achieved the four-star win which had eluded her for so long when she took the first running of Luhmühlen at this level with her Athens partner Ringwood Cockatoo. With the same horse she has since won team bronze at the Blenheim European Championships in 2005, team gold at the Aachen World Equestrian Games in 2006 (Ringwood Cockatoo) and individual bronze at the Pratoni del Vivaro European Championships 2007. In 2008 they won Pau, France, becoming the first pair to top both continental four-stars.

Bettina is based at DOKR in Germany with her current top horse the Trakehner Lanfranco TSF with who she had a top ten finish at Burghley CCI4* in 2012.

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