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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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Normal order restored as Germany takes Olympic Dressage team gold once again 13 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes Like re-booting to re-establish a connection, Germany clinched team Dressage gold in considerable style at the Olympic Equestrian Park in Deodoro today. Germany has now won eight of the last nine Olympic team Dressage contests - with only Great Britain spoiling the party on hom....

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Queen Charlotte steals the show, but Germany leads the Olympic Dressage team rankings 12 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes The multiple record-breaking British partnership and defending Olympic champions, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, more than lived up to expectations when producing the top score as the Dressage Grand Prix drew to a close at the Olympic Equestrian Venue in Deodoro this afternoon....

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Emotional roller-coaster on opening day of Olympic Dressage 11 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes Great tests from both Dorothee Schneider and Sonke Rothenberger have given Team Germany a firm hold at the top of both the individual and team leaderboards after the opening day of Olympic Dressage at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. The Grand Prix is the fir....

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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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FEI reaches out to new Olympic equestrian sports fans at Rio 2016 8 Aug 2016

With the long-awaited Rio 2016 Olympic Games already well underway and the Eventing athletes heading across country today in their campaign for Olympic glory, the FEI is reaching out to fans across the globe – current and new – to showcase the beauty and magic of the sport.An innovative ....

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Rio 2016 equine athletes have world-class veterinary care on tap in Deodoro 8 Aug 2016

The world’s best equine athletes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro are now poised to help their human companions win medals for eventing, dressage and showjumping, and as they focus on the prize they have access to a hi-tech veterinary facility like no other.Located at the Deodoro st....

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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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