Content tagged with "2016 Rio Eventing"

Selena Speaks Out

In her first public statement since being removed from Canada’s 2016 Olympic Eventing team, Selena O’Hanlon declares that Foxwood High (a.k.a.: Woody) continues to be in great form and that she is seeking clarity on what led to the removal….

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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…

A crucial clear show jumping round from Astier Nicolas and Piaf de B’Neville clinched team gold for France in the Eventing Team Final at Deodoro today, the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Games for France and only the second medal overall. Photo by Arnd Bronkhorst/FEI

French Grab Olympic Eventing Team Gold

France clinched team gold in Olympic Eventing at the Olympic Equestrian Venue at Deodoro Park today, with defending champions Germany in silver and Australia slipping from the overnight lead to bronze. In a cliff-hanger of a contest it came down…

Canada’s Rebecca Howard 10th in Eventing Individual Final in Rio

Canada’s lone representative in the Individual Eventing Final, Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master, had the last of the triple combination down, finishing in 10th place overall with 65.80 pp. “He jumped fantastic actually. He made a huge effort,” said a…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Australia leads both the team and individual rankings after Eventing cross-country at Deodoro Olympic Park thanks to a superb clear round from Christopher Burton and Santano ll. Medals will be decided in tomorrow’s show jumping phase. Photo by FEI/Dirk Caremans

Aussies in Front After Spectacular Olympic Eventing Cross-Country Challenge

Australia, Eventing team gold medallists in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, heads both the team and individual standings in Olympic Eventing after a day of cross-country thrills, spills and surprises at the Rio 2016 Olympic Equestrian Venue in…

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…

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