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FEI President Ingmar De Vos had double cause for celebration this week after confirmation that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games had returned negative. “Keeping our sport clean is a central part of our daily work at the FEI, but to have back-to-back clean Games in London and Rio […]
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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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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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