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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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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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