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British win epic last qualifier of 2016 Furusiyya series 27 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes Great Britain pipped Spain by a slender one-fault margin in the nail-biting last qualifying leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series at Gijón (ESP) this afternoon where Robert Bevis was the hero of the day when sealing victory with a last-to-go clear fro....

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Germany Takes Almost Every Medal at FEI European Championships for Ponies 23 Aug 2016

The Danish National Equestrian Centre, Vilhelmsborg was pleased to welcome the best ponies in Europe from around 22 different nationalities, to compete at FEI European Championship for Ponies sponsored by Equsana from the 17.-21. August 2016By Tonya Bille NielsenThere is no doubt that Vilhelmsborg w....

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Comeback king Skelton scoops Britain’s first Olympic individual Jumping gold 19 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes He broke his neck in a fall 16 years ago, he has a replacement hip, he’s 58 years old, competing at his seventh Olympic Games and he was riding a horse that has been struggling with injury for over two years, but Nick Skelton made Olympic history when becoming the first e....

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Lamaze and his very Fine Lady: Olympic individual Jumping Final 19 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes On the eve of the Olympic individual Jumping Final at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today, the riders are thinking ahead to tomorrow’s big challenge. A total of 35 combinations will tackle the track when the action gets underway at 10.00 local time, and if ....

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End of an era as Olympic champion Beerbaum announces retirement from German team 18 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes “A legend in his own lifetime, a complete horseman and a man who is deeply involved in the development of the sport.” That was the description of Olympian Ludger Beerbaum given by FEI Jumping Director, John Roche, today after the announcement of the German rider&rsq....

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Fighting French fly to victory in Olympic Team Jumping final 17 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes France claimed Team Jumping gold for only the second time in the history of the Olympic Games with a brilliant performance at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. Lying only a single penalty point behind the joint-leaders from Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and USA....

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It’s tight at the top after first round of Olympic Team Jumping 17 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands and USA all tied for the lead on a zero score after the first round of Team Jumping at Deodoro Olympic Park today, with France trailing by just a single time fault going into tomorrow’s second-round medal decider.  Canada lies si....

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Packed stadium as Brazil and Germany dominate Olympic Jumping opener 15 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes The packed stadium at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) exploded into a wall of sound today when Team Brazil matched the performance of a mighty side from Germany to post a zero score as Olympic Jumping got underway.  The first Jumping qualifier decides the....

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A believer and the horse of a lifetime: Stephan Barcha (BRA) and Landpeter do Feroleto 13 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes Everyone sat up and paid attention when a relatively unknown Brazilian called Stephan de Freitas Barcha produced two spectacular clear rounds in the super-tough team competition, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™, at La Baule (FRA) and Falsterbo (SWE) this year. Double-clear....

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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING PREVIEW 4 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes 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....

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