Charlotte Dujardin made yet more history for Britain on Thursday when she won the gold medal in the individual dressage event.
The 27-year-old rode Valegro to victory with a huge score of 90.089 points to become the first Briton ever to win any medal in the individual event.
She is also only the fourth British woman ever to win two gold medals at a single Games, following the host nation's win in the team event.
Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands won the silver on Parzival with 88.196 and another Briton, Laura Bechtolsheimer, took bronze with 84.339 on Mistral Hojris.
The last three Olympics had been won by Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands, who finished sixth.
But with Dujardin, Bechtolsheimer and Carl Hester having won gold in the team event, they were all contenders for individual gold.
Hester finished with 82.857 points on Uthopia, enough for fifth, but Bechtolsheimer assured herself of a medal with a fine 84.339.
Cornelissen then over took her and set a testing target with a flawless round, conducted to the music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.
But with the help of some British musical favourites including the theme tune from The Great Escape, Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die and Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance, Dujardin pulled off a remarkable win with a brilliant performance.
Bechtolsheimer was in tears after her ride on Mistral Hojris, known affectionately as "Alf", saying: "He's 17 years old and he's given me everything".
Gold and bronze completed a stunning performance for Britain, whose win in the team dressage ended decades of German domination of the event.