2016 Rio Eventing

Jung Re-Claims Individual Gold in Rio

Michael Jung matched the record set by New Zealand’s Mark Todd at Los Angeles (USA) in 1984 and Seoul (KOR) in 1988 when making it a back-to-back double of individual Olympic Eventing golds. And, also like Todd, he rode the same horse that carried him to both team and individual glory in London (GBR) four […]

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master to jump in Individual Final

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master had a brilliant clear round for the Canadian eventers in the team show jumping – good enough for 10th place with a total of 61.8 pp and a spot in the hallowed Individual Final. “I’m very thrilled with that,” she said afterwards. “I’ve been plagued with one pole in the […]

Phoenix and A Little Romance have 4 Faults in Stadium

Second on course for Canada in the jumping portion, Jessica Phoenix and A Little Romance also had a run-in with the final combination, lowering the oxer. Nevertheless, she was delighted with their round. “Go Blue Eyes!” she exclaimed happily afterwards. “She was amazing!” Phoenix had to go to the crop a couple of times with […]

Loach First up For Canada in Eventing Jumping phase

Olympic newbie Colleen Loach was first in for the Canadians, and had just one rail with Qorry Blue d’Argouges at a tricky vertical penultimate fence in an oxer-vertical combo that had caused some problems. “He was great, I just should have set up more at that vertical. He felt great; he jumped amazing. Qorry read […]

Demanding Track in Deodoro

As the riders had forewarned, today’s track was technical and demanded an accurate yet forward ride. The style caught many off guard, and at the end of the day 15 had been eliminated and there were only three double clear rounds. Most of the Canadians had a miserable day against the demanding track, but Rebecca […]

Howard and Riddle Master Wrap Up Eventing Dressage for Canadian Team

Rebecca Howard and Olympic veteran Riddle Master performed a solid test worth 49.40 pp, with the only bobbles being some loss of rhythm in one of the flying changes and a during a late-test collected canter. She moved into a tie for 41st spot with teammate Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee, ahead of Canadians […]

Loach and Qorry’s Olympic Debut starts with a bang

Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC, unfortunately did not have the opening act to her Olympic debut she had been envisioning. Aboard Qorry Blue d’Argouges, a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by fellow Canadian eventer Peter Barry, the 33-year-old from Dunham, QC, was barely into the second movement of her test when sudden, deafening mic feedback […]