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The water jump proved to be a critical obstacle at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In multiple rounds, seasoned horse-and-rider pairs, with countless water jumps already under their belts, incurred faults, with either a foot inside the tape or an unfortunate refusal. The most heartbreaking of incidents occurred when Australia’s Scott Keach went over the head […]
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Individual Gold Medalist Nick Skelton of Great Britain and Individual Bronze Medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada walked together to the podium, arm in arm, in advance of the Olympic medal ceremony on Friday, August 19th, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a field of six horse-and-rider pairs, only Lamaze managed to best Skelton’s time […]
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The Final Horse Inspection for the 35 horses confirmed to compete in the Olympic Individual Final proceeded smoothly on Thursday, August 18th at Deodoro’s National Equestrian Center in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. All horses passed the jog, with only one horse–Harrie Smolder’s Emerald—sent to the holding box. Upon re-presentation, Emerald was accepted. A handful of […]
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Three days of intense competition have unfolded at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and with Team medals awarded on Wednesday, August 17th, just the Individual Show Jumping Final remains on the horizon. The top 35 Individual riders will return to jump the Individual Olympic Final on Friday, August 19th at Deodoro’s National Equestrian Center in […]
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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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