Dressage competition at the Rio Olympic Games got underway at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center Monday with the horse inspection. A total of 59 athlete-and-horse combinations representing 18 countries are set to compete in Wednesday's Grand Prix, the first test in team competition. Read More
France clinched team gold in Olympic Eventing at the Olympic Equestrian Venue at Deodoro Park today. “This is fantastic,” a clearly thrilled Astier Nicolas said afterwards. “There was a lot of pressure going into this, and really I just had to do what I could for the team. But even though there... Read More
It was clear from the outset that the 33-fence track would prove hugely influential, and with three of the first eight riders biting the dirt it more than lived up to expectations. Sam Griffiths got the Australians off to the perfect start however when cruising home with the lovely Irish mare,... Read More
“All along Rio has been my target, totally. It was unrealistic, but it was mine. I was in a coma for a couple of weeks and my sight was quite dodgy, I went from blind to seeing double so when I started jumping there were two jumps. It’s been a journey, but I’ve had so much support!” said the 47... Read More
"We are in pretty good spirits and have had a great prep," said O'Connor. "The horses traveled really well and are relaxed. They have done a great job here in Brazil welcoming us and the horses. We feel good with our two lead-offs tomorrow in Boyd and Clark; both horses look like they've really... Read More
So much negative has been passed around but the truth is the setup is very nice. Even the cross-country course is colorful, the fences well built, and the ground we are told has met and almost surpassed the standard. Read More
There was a buoyant mood around the arena, with riders singing the praises of the facilities at Deodoro which British team-member, Pippa Funnell, described as “fantastic”. The 47-year-old, who is a double Olympic team silver medallist and who claimed individual bronze at the Athens Olympics in... Read More
Our on the scene reporter is settled in her room, swatting mosquitos with the help of fellow Canadian photographer, Cealy Tetley. Out an about in Rio and getting ready for the first equestrian challenge, Three Day Eventing. Read More
"This has been a very difficult time for our Russian athletes, who all have clean anti-doping records under both human and equine testing regimes, so we are very happy to have confirmation today from the IOC that all five are now declared eligible to compete. “Our sport is not implicated in the... Read More
If defending champion, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, can claim back-to-back individual gold in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) then he will be the very first Jumping athlete to do so in the history of the Olympic Games. Since Belgium’s Aime Haegeman steered Benton ll to victory in Paris (FRA) in 1900, no... Read More

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