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FEI President focuses on unique qualities of equestrian sport at FEI General Assembly 22 Nov 2016

FEI President Ingmar De Vos opened the FEI General Assembly in the Japanese capital Tokyo today, delivering the keynote address to almost 300 delegates and focusing on the unique qualities of equestrian sport.“We all agree that we have the greatest sport on earth and this is for many reasons&r....

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FEI General Assembly votes in favour of Olympic and Paralympic rule changes 22 Nov 2016

The FEI General Assembly has today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed format changes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017.Under the new proposals, the number of athletes in national teams will be reduc....

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FEI General Assembly 2016: final debate before landmark Olympic vote in Tokyo 21 Nov 2016

Olympic formats were the key topic at the FEI General Assembly session in the Japanese capital this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s crucial vote on the proposals that will be submitted to the IOC on the formats for the three Olympic equestrian disciplines at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The for....

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FEI celebrates clean sport at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games 23 Sep 2016

The FEI is proud to announce that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have returned negative, making for back-to-back clean Paralympic games for para-equestrian sport, from both London 2012 and Rio 2016.This follows the recent announcement by the FEI of back-to-ba....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Dancing horses lead their riders to gold 17 Sep 2016

By Rob HowellThree London 2012 freestyle titles were successfully defended in the Para dressage competition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday (16 September).Belgium’s Michèle George retained hers in the grade IV competition on what was her last championship ride on FBW Rainman, the h....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Great day for Great Britain as three golds pour in 15 Sep 2016

By Rob HowellFollowing superb wins by British riders in the grades II and Ia individual tests at the Olympic equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Thursday (15 September), Great Britain have won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 para dressage competition.The team have won every Paralympic tea....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Emotional scenes as Wells and Puch reign in Rio 14 Sep 2016

By Rob HowellThere were emotional scenes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Wednesday as Austria’s Pepo Puch and Great Britain’s Sophie Wells were crowned the latest winners of the Rio 2016 Para dressage competition.Puch won the grade Ib individual medal, while Wells took the....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Gold for Norway as Lübbe back on top 13 Sep 2016

By Rob HowellThe first gold of the Rio 216 Para dressage competition was won by Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe at the Olympic equestrian Centre on Tuesday (13 September).In a thrilling and closely contended grade III individual test Lübbe, riding Donatello, scored 72.878%, just over point seven ....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Great Britain take command of para-equestrian team competition 12 Sep 2016

By Rob HowellGreat Britain took control of the team competition at the Rio 2016 para-dressage on Monday, with London 2012 double gold medallist Sophie Christiansen winning the grade Ia team test with a massive 77.522%. Riding Athene Lindebjerg, Christiansen scored the highest marks of the entire com....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Lubbe and Pearson lead on day one of para-equestrian 12 Sep 2016

By Rob HowellOn a sweltering day in Deodoro, Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lubbe was the first to take the lead in the Rio 2016 para-equestrian dressage competition on Sunday (11 September), earning the top spot in the grade III team test. Riding Donatello at the Olympic Equestrian Centre, the double A....

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