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French win Eventing team gold; Germany’s Jung takes second individual title 10 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes France claimed team gold and Germany’s Michael Jung took his second successive individual title as Olympic Eventing drew to a close at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. Team In a cliff-hanger of a contest it came down to the last four into the ....

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Fabulous French grab Olympic Eventing team gold 9 Aug 2016

By Louise ParkesFrance clinched team gold in Olympic Eventing at the Olympic Equestrian Venue at Deodoro Park today, with defending champions Germany in silver and Australia slipping from the overnight lead to bronze. In a cliff-hanger of a contest it came down to the last four into the arena to dec....

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Aussies in front after spectacular Olympic Eventing cross-country challenge 9 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes Australia, Eventing team gold medallists in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, heads both the team and individual standings in Olympic Eventing after a day of cross-country thrills, spills and surprises at the Rio 2016 Olympic Equestrian Venue in Deodoro today, toppi....

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Klimke secures narrow German lead in Olympic Eventing ahead of intriguing cross-country challenge 8 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes A brilliant ride by Ingrid Klimke maintained Team Germany’s lead as Eventing dressage drew to a close today at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA). But her score of 39.50 with Bob gives the defending Olympic champions only a fractional advantage of 0.2 penalties ....

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Fox-Pitt forges the early lead in Olympic Eventing 7 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes It’s not everyone’s idea of the perfect rehab for a serious head injury, but Britain’s William Fox-Pitt defied all the odds to take the early lead as Olympic Eventing got underway at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today.  Riding the 16-....

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Swedes steal the show as horse inspection gets Olympic Eventing underway 5 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes The Swedish contingent set the photographers alight as Olympic Eventing got underway with the first horse inspection at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. A total of 84 horses, including reserves, were trotted up in front of the Ground Jury which is headed up b....

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Olympic Eventing: This Jung man could be very hard to beat 2 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes Michael Jung – the legend. Some say that if you sent him cross-country wearing a blindfold and facing backwards on his horse that Germany’s Michael Jung could still bring home Olympic gold. The most phenomenal rider of the modern sport is the man they will all ....

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Touchdown! First Olympic horses arrive in Rio de Janeiro! 30 Jul 2016

The first Olympic horses are settling into their athletes’ village today – the new-build stables at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro – with Team New Zealand’s Ringwood Skyboy winning the opening heat of the Rio 2016 Games to be the first to set foot on Brazilian soil.....

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FEI and Sina Sports seal partnership for equestrian growth in China 25 Jul 2016

The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for equestrian sport, and Sina Sports, the leading Chinese digital sports media platform, have today sealed a partnership that will significantly increase the footprint of the FEI and equestrian sport in China.As part of this ....

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Equestrian sport gallops into the Rio limelight 20 Jul 2016

By Louise ParkesEquestrian sport arrives in Rio with its head held high, the bit between its teeth and on the crest of a wave of expansion across the globe.The Rio 2016 sport entries (FEI Definite Entries) are all in, and a total of 200 athlete and horse combinations from 43 countries will chase the....

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