Isabell Werth won today's freestyle contest in Gothenburg to seal her fifth World Cup title ©Getty Images

Germany’s equestrian icon Isabell Werth seized her third successive International Equestrian Federation Dressage World Cup title with freestyle victory in Gothenburg today.

Riding Weihegold OLD, the 49-year-old – the most decorated rider in equestrian history – was awarded a mark of 88.871 to take the win at the Scandinavium arena ahead of Laura Graves from the United States and another German, Helen Langehanenberg, who scored 87.179 and 86.571, respectively.

It means Werth, the six-time Olympic and nine-time world champion, has five overall World Cup titles to her name as well.

Riding Verdades, Graves’ performance saw her gain a third successive silver behind Werth,

Tomorrow at the same arena, the Jumping World Cup season will come to an end.

After the first two rounds, Spain’s Eduardo Alvarez Aznar is in the lead, ahead of Sweden’s Peder Fredricson and Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat.