FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT LAURA

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1 Laura mar­ried polo player Mark Tom­lin­son in 2013. Their wed­ding took place in Switzerland and guests in­cluded the Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge and Prince Harry.

2 She is trained by her fa­ther, Wil­fried Bech­tol­sheimer, and Klaus Balken­hol, who won team gold for Ger­many at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

3 Fol­low­ing a back in­jury, Laura now has to do a brief warm-up be­fore rid­ing any horses. She does be­lieve, though, that all the re­hab has had a long-last­ing and pos­i­tive ef­fect on her as a rider.

4 She ad­mits to be­ing ex­tremely picky about things be­ing sym­met­ri­cal. For ex­am­ple, the spine of the sad­dle­cloth has to be ex­actly cen­tral and her girth has to be fas­tened on the same hole on both sides.

5 She says her two chil­dren, An­nal­isa and Wil­fred, have given her a real ground­ing in life.

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