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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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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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