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After the first two Individual Qualifier rounds of at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the FEI found a total of four riders to be in violation of Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules, also known as the “Blood Rule.” During the last 12 months of international show jumping competition, less than three top-level riders were […]
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During Sunday’s First Individual Qualifier/First Team Round of the Rio Olympic Games, two riders were eliminated from the competition after they were found to be in violation of Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules. Belgium’s Nicola Philippaerts was disqualified for excessive use of the spur after his horse Zilverstar T stopped for the second […]
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In his final competition before the Rio Olympics, Nicola Philippaerts rounded out his weekend at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard with a win in the final CSI5* class, the 1.55m VDL Groep Prix. With €91,900 up for grabs, a field of 41 strong combinations took to the grass arena to battle it out for […]
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The Belgian Equestrian Federation has confirmed its horse and rider show jumping selections for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Last year at the European Championships, Belgium failed to qualify an entire team to represent its nation in show jumping at Rio 2016, but it did earn the right to send two Belgian riders to compete […]
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