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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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In Memoriam: Roger Haller (USA), Atlanta 1996 Olympic course designer 1 Apr 2016

Roger Haller (USA), cross country course designer for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and the 1978 FEI World Championships course in Kentucky (USA), passed away peacefully at home in Georgia on 30 March 2016 following a battle with cancer. He had celebrated his 70th birthday on 13 March.Roger Haller ....

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Six nations make Olympic and Paralympic débuts at Rio 2016 equestrian events 24 Mar 2016

A total of six nations will be making their Olympic and Paralympic debuts at Rio 2016 when they field athletes for the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Para-Equestrian Dressage.Five National Olympic Committees will be sending equestrian athletes to an Olympic Games for the f....

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Olympic formats take centre stage at FEI General Assembly 13 Nov 2015

Olympic formats were the focus of this afternoon’s session at the FEI General Assembly in San Juan (PUR), with FEI President Ingmar De Vos leading discussions with National Federations on proposed radical changes to Olympic competition formats.“Olympic Agenda 2020 is a driving force in t....

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Japan narrowly pips South Africa for Olympic Dressage berth 12 Sep 2015

 By Louise ParkesThere was joy and heartache in equal measure at the special Olympic qualifier staged in Gestut Peterhof in Perl, Germany yesterday where Japan pipped South Africa by the narrowest of margins for a coveted team slot at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  In a competition that....

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Group G Olympic qualifier: Spots for Japan, Australia and Taipei's Wong 25 Aug 2015

By Louise ParkesJapan and Australia claimed the last two team berths in Jumping for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Group G FEI qualifier in Hagen, Germany today. And it was a big afternoon for Isheau Wong, when the 26-year-old rider from Chinese Taipei clinched the sole individual place....

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Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook - share and enjoy 13 Aug 2015

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now just around the corner, and to celebrate the first Games to be held in South America, the International Equestrian Federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI) has specially commissioned a stunning online Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook. &....

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Aquece Rio equestrian test event provides ideal preparation for 2016 Olympic Games 10 Aug 2015

The Aquece Rio International Horse Trials, the test event that wound to a close at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Centre yesterday, has been widely acknowledged as a successful preparation for next year’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with the opportunity to test field of play, stabling and cross co....

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