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.  

The Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook - www.fei.org/reportage/rio2016testevent - celebrates the passion, joy and athleticism of Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian at Rio, where the sport will mark 104 years in the Olympic movement and 20 years in the Paralympic Movement, and all in one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.

Images by Raphael Macek

All images in the Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook are by Brazilian photographer Raphael Macek. His father, a veterinarian and horse breeder, instilled a passion and love for animals in in him from a young age. After graduating with a fine art degree from New York Institute of Photography, it was not long before Macek’s inspiration turned back to his family roots. Macek now travels the world capturing the beauty and emotions of animals and horses.  

Share & enjoy #Rio2016 images

All images in the Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook can be shared on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #Rio2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic equestrian action gets underway the day after the Opening Ceremony on 5 August 2016. The world’s best horses and riders will compete for medals in the Olympic disciplines of Eventing, Dressage and Jumping over 12 days of intense competition at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park.

Para-Equestrian Dressage is then set to be a major highlight at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which start on 7 September, and promise to be the largest celebration yet of high-performance sport for people with an impairment.
 

Wider images from the Rio Test Event are available free of charge for editorial purposes at http://goo.gl/RRPrbA with password FEI2016

 

Notes to Editors

Equestrian at Deodoro Olympic Park

The Deodoro Olympic Park is the second largest Rio 2016 Games cluster. Deodoro’s nine venues will host the Olympic sports of basketball, BMX, canoe slalom, fencing, hockey, modern pentathlon, mountain biking, rugby sevens, shooting and the Paralympic sports of wheelchair fencing, Football 7-a-side and shooting alongside Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, and Para-Equestrian Dressage: www.rio2016.org/en/the-games/map-of-the-venues-0

 

Rio 2016 Olympic Games - qualified nations

Brazil, as host nation, earns automatic team qualification for Rio 2016. Full details on qualified nations will be updated at http://fei.org/fei/games/olympic/rio-2016 & www.fei.org/fei/games/paralympic/rio-2016. The following nations have so far qualified Olympic team spots for Rio 2016 Olympic Games:

Jumping: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Ukraine, USA, Qatar

Dressage: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, USA

Eventing: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, USA

The remaining equestrian team places at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be decided at continental qualifiers, including the FEI European Championships in Aachen (Dressage and Jumping) and the Longines FEI European Eventing Championships in Blair Castle (GBR), while individual places will be decided according to world rankings.

 

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - qualified nations

Brazil, as host nation, earns automatic team qualification for Rio 2016, and Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany were the first nations to qualify team spots for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (they qualified at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014).

The next high profile Rio Paralymic Games qualifier will be held at the FEI European Para-Dressage Championships in Deauville (FRA) on 18-20 September.

All athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games must obtain the minimum eligibility requirements.

 

Rio 2016 useful links

www.rio2016.com/en/the-games/olympic

https://twitter.com/rio2016_en

www.facebook.com/rio2016

www.youtube.com/rio2016

https://instagram.com/rio2016

 

Rio 2016 Organising Committee is also making images, video, athlete quotes and news available on www.rio2016.com/en and Rio 2016 social media channels. Images of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee programmes and events can also be accessed through the dedicated press room: http://goo.gl/y7dDZs and videos of the Rio 2016 venues and transformations taking place across the city can be found on the Rio City Hall ´Cidade Olimpica´ website: www.cidadeolimpica.com.br/en

 

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org

The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm. The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving.  

 

The Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook celebrates the passion, joy and athleticism of Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian. (FEI)

The Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook celebrates the passion, joy and athleticism of Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian. (FEI)

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