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Fighting French fly to victory in Olympic Team Jumping final 17 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes France claimed Team Jumping gold for only the second time in the history of the Olympic Games with a brilliant performance at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. Lying only a single penalty point behind the joint-leaders from Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and USA....

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It’s tight at the top after first round of Olympic Team Jumping 17 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands and USA all tied for the lead on a zero score after the first round of Team Jumping at Deodoro Olympic Park today, with France trailing by just a single time fault going into tomorrow’s second-round medal decider.  Canada lies si....

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Dujardin and her horse with a heart of gold win individual Olympic title again 15 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold....

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Packed stadium as Brazil and Germany dominate Olympic Jumping opener 15 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes The packed stadium at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) exploded into a wall of sound today when Team Brazil matched the performance of a mighty side from Germany to post a zero score as Olympic Jumping got underway.  The first Jumping qualifier decides the....

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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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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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French win Eventing team gold; Germany’s Jung takes second individual title 10 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes France claimed team gold and Germany’s Michael Jung took his second successive individual title as Olympic Eventing drew to a close at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. Team In a cliff-hanger of a contest it came down to the last four into the ....

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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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