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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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On Thursday July 14th, 2016, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Equestrian Canada named the show jumping team athletes and reserve who are selected to represent Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Canadian Equestrian Team’s final preparations for Rio over the next few weeks will include training camps in Florida and Germany. In addition, […]
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The Federación Ecuestre de Colombia has confirmed its selection for show jumping riders for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Colombia is allocated two individual places for show jumping, and from its short list of six horse and rider pairs, the Federación has selected: Rene Lopez on the 12 year old Holsteiner gelding Con Dios III (Colman x Romino) […]
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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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