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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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All five Russian equestrian athletes cleared to compete at Rio 2016 4 Aug 2016

The FEI has today received confirmation from the IOC that all five Russian equestrian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio. The news comes following a detailed submission by the FEI, including confirmation that all five had no previous anti-doping rule violations.The fiv....

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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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Olympic Dressage: Can Britain’s golden couple do it again? 2 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes You could hardly have scripted it better when Great Britain’s Dressage riders scooped Olympic team gold on home turf at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park. A day after their jumpers topped the team podium for the first time in 60 years it was the turn of Carl....

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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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How do horses get to the Rio Olympic Games? 29 Jul 2016

By plane of course!The first group of Olympic horses departed from London Stansted Airport (GBR) today (29 July) on a special cargo plane bound for Rio 2016, marking the start of the Olympic dream for the world’s best equine athletes.With 34 horses from 10 nations on board, the equine cargo wo....

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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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Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games long lists announced 21 Jun 2016

The FEI has today published the long lists (FEI nominated entries) of athletes and horses for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The full nominated entries are available at these links (see the "Nations Participating" section at each link): Rio 2016 Olympic GamesRio 2016 Paraly....

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Olympic format debate serves as reality check for equestrian sport 5 Apr 2016

Olympic Press Committee member Alan Abrahamson gave a reality check to a record number of delegates at the FEI Sports Forum as almost 320 participants debated the future shape of equestrian sport in Lausanne (SUI) today. “What you’re facing is nothing less than a reality check for the sp....

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