A LEDBURY vet who specialises in horse physiotherapy helped British dressage on their way to winning a bronze medal at the World Equestrian Games.

Head of Practice at Bradford’s Veterinary Physiotherapy, Tim Bradford, treated top British event rider Spencer Wilton's horse named Super Nova II ahead of the competition in the USA.

Thanks to Bradford’s years of veterinary physio experience, the duo were able to travel to Tryon to compete against the world’s top dressage riders.

Olympic rider Wilton and Super Nova II, also known as Neville, helped win a coveted bronze medal for the British team.

With him on the podium were local riders Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin, who are based at the Oaklebrook Mill yard in Newent, and Emile Faure.

Wilton scored an impressive 74.581 per cent in the test to kick-start the team to glory.

Bradford said: “We couldn’t be more delighted for Spenny and Neville.

“The World Equestrian Games are the culmination of months of hard work, and the bronze was so well-deserved.

“Bradford’s has the edge over traditional veterinary physio practices because we’re highly-trained, highly-experienced chartered physiotherapists and we specialise in both equine and human treatments, meaning we can ensure both horse and rider are in peak condition.

“Our client base reaches right across the country and we’re proud to be involved with some of the most elite British riders and their horses.”

Bradford’s in Pixley, near Ledbury, was set up 11 years ago by Tim and his wife Rhiannon, who spent years practicing in the NHS and and in private practice before they set up on their own.

Now, the firm offers specialist physiotherapy services across the human, equine and canine spectrum - often solving issues that patients have been living with for years.

Tim, Rhiannon and their staff work also closely with Hartpury University, arranging clinical placements for Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters students.