2016 Rio Jumping

Eric Lamaze Delivers Bronze for Canada

Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON had the crowd on the edge of their seats as he sped to a bronze medal finish in a six-horse jump-off on Aug. 19 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA. Nick Skelton of Great Britain won gold after riding Big Star to a clear jump-off […]

Lamaze and his very Fine Lady

On the eve of the Olympic individual Jumping Final at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today, the riders are thinking ahead to tomorrow’s big challenge. A total of 35 combinations will tackle the track when the action gets underway at 10.00 local time, and if form is anything to go by then […]

Rio Jumping Individual: 38 horses declared fit to compete in Final

The president of the Rio 2016 Equestrian Olympic ground jury, Stephan Ellenbruch (GER), and foreign veterinary delegate Tim Randle (GBR) this afternoon passed 38 horses as fit to compete for the individual jumping medals on Friday following a second inspection. Emerald for Harrie Smolders (NED) was sent to the holding box, but was accepted on a […]

Ludger Beerbaum to Retire from National Team

Legendary German show jumper Ludger Beerbaum, winner of four Olympic gold and one bronze medal (the latter at these Rio Olympics), two golds, one silver and one bronze World Championship medals, and six gold, three silver and two bronze European Championship medals, has announced his retirement from the national team. The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup […]

Starting Bids Released for SFN Horse Auction

The Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands (SFN), has announced the starting bids for the six horses currently under their ownership, which are due to be sold via an online auction in September. The most high-profile horse to be offered is SFN Zenith N.O.P., Jeroen Dubbeldam’s World and European Champion ride, currently competing at the Olympic […]

Packed stadium as Brazil and Germany dominate Olympic Jumping opener

The packed stadium at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) exploded into a wall of sound today when Team Brazil matched the performance of a mighty side from Germany to post a zero score as Olympic Jumping got underway. The first Jumping qualifier decides the starting order for the first round of the […]

Canadian Show Jumpers Have Strong Showing in Rio

The Canadian Show Jumping Team athletes were off to a flying start on Aug. 14 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with Amy Millar of Perth, ON and Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON both posting clear rounds. Teammates Yann Candele from Caledon, ON and Tiffany Foster from North Vancouver, BC both lowered just one rail […]

Canadian Jumpers off to a Flying Start in Rio

Several unexpected eliminations marked the first round of show jumping in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian course designer Guilherme Jorge built a large track, bigger than the first round in London, but it was the final line that caused the most issues. An oxer-vertical combination, off an awkward bend that rode slightly uphill, then 4 or […]

Canadians Ready to Jump into Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Canadian Show Jumping Team athletes,Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, and Amy Millar of Perth, ON are set to compete in the jumping portion of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA. During the horse inspection on Aug. 12, all four Canadian […]