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In a roomful of newly minted Olympians, an ongoing debate surfaced again. With the International Olympic Committee currently examining the viability of show jumping and other equestrian disciplines, the proposal to change future Olympic show jumping squads from teams of four, to teams of three, continued in Rio. Over three days of competition there occurred four horse disqualifications, […]
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Great Britain’s Michael Whitaker has withdrawn his participation in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games after his horse Cassionato (Cassini I x Quidam de Revel) showed signs of colic on the evening of August 16th, 2016. Earlier in the afternoon Whitaker competed for Great Britain in the Second Individual Qualifier/Team Round 1 of Olympic Show Jumping, riding […]
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The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games begin this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the first horse going down centerline at Deodoro Equestrian Complex on Saturday, August 5th for the start of eventing dressage. Three disciplines of equestrian sport—three day eventing, dressage, and show jumping—are showcased at the Summer Olympic Games. For equestrian athletes […]
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The Dutch Olympic Team has announced that show jumper Jeroen Dubbeldam will be the official flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games on Friday, August 5th. Dubbeldam, who is already en route to Rio from his home in The Netherlands, said, “I consider it a great honor to […]
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