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In Memoriam: FEI pays tribute to legendary Swiss Olympian Willi Melliger 17 Jan 2018

Legendary Swiss Olympic jumping athlete Willi Melliger passed away on Tuesday 16 January following a stroke. He was 64.Together with his gelding Calvaro, they were the dream team, winning the silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the team silver at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney (AUS).Will....

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Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games to welcome 30 equestrian nations 12 Jan 2018

Equestrian athletes from 11 National Olympic Committees will make their Youth Olympic Games (YOG) debut when they head to Buenos Aires (ARG) this October for the 2018 YOG.Riders from Bolivia, Haiti, Hungary, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritius, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Zambia will join athlet....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: Smolders is the master at Mechelen 30 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes Dutchman Harrie Smolders (37) out-paced all-comers to win today’s ninth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League at Mechelen in Belgium. Riding the 13-year-old gelding Zinius, he set an unbeatable target with a fearless run when f....

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Ireland’s Seamus Hughes-Kennedy makes history as first winner of FEI Jumping Trophy™ Final in Mechelen 30 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes Ireland’s Seamus Hughes-Kennedy wrote his name into the history-books of equestrian sport today when winning the inaugural FEI Pony Jumping Trophy™ Final at Mechelen in Belgium. Riding the 12-year-old mare, Cuffesgrange Cavalidam, the 15-year-old schoolboy had ....

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Prohibited substance cases under FEI human anti-doping rules 22 Dec 2017

The FEI has announced three adverse analytical findings under the FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA), which are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.The three athletes were all tested at the Ocala-Reddick CCI in Florida (USA), 16-20 November 2017.Athlete/NF: Alyssa P....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: French speedster, Julien Epaillard, takes Olympia leg by storm 17 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes He’s long been one of the fastest riders on the circuit, and today the French speedster Julien Epaillard (40) showed the rest a very clean pair of heels as he galloped to victory in the eighth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European Lea....

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FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 WEL: Sweden’s Kittel wins leg five at Olympia, but Britain’s Faurie pushes him all the way to take second place 14 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes They say it’s never over until the fat lady sings, and at tonight’s FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR), when it seemed Sweden’s Patrick Kittel (41) already had it in the bag, along came the home....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander is the queen of La Coruna 10 Dec 2017

by Louise ParkesAustralian wonderwoman, Edwina Tops-Alexander (43), scorched to victory with the lovely mare California in today’s seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League at La Coruna, Spain. In an eight-rider, eight-nation jump-off against th....

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FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 WEL: Schneider and Sammy scoop the honours in Salzburg 10 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes It takes two to tango as every top-class Dressage rider knows, and Dorothee Schneider (48) and her lovely 11-year-old gelding Sammy Davis Jr. nailed it with the harmony they showed in their tango-themed test that won today’s fourth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage....

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In Memoriam: FEI pays tribute to Jesús Gómez Portugal (MEX) Olympic jumper and former Mexican Federation President 8 Dec 2017

Jesús Gómez Portugal, Olympic jumping athlete and former President of the Mexican Equestrian Federation passed away on 26 November at the age of 77.At the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, he helped Team Mexico to bronze alongside Gerardo Tazzer Valencia, Alberto Valdez Lacarra and Joaquín Pérez de las....

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