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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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Para-Equestrians from 29 nations across the globe prepare to do battle for Paralympic medals 5 Sep 2016

With just two days to go until the Opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on 7 September, Para-Equestrian athletes from 29 nations are preparing to compete on the world’s biggest stage in a bid for the most coveted medals in the sport. The list of definite entries is published here ....

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FEI President celebrates top equestrian sport and clean Games at Rio 2016 27 Aug 2016

FEI President Ingmar De Vos had double cause for celebration this week after confirmation that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games had returned negative.“Keeping our sport clean is a central part of our daily work at the FEI, but to have back-to-back clean Game....

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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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Dujardin and her horse with a heart of gold win individual Olympic title again 15 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold....

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