2016 Rio Olympic Games

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 […]

Dujardin and her horse with a heart of gold do it again

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold medallist at London 2012 is the first British woman to retain an individual […]

Individual Dressage Freestyle – Dujardin and Valegro Golden Again

London 2012 Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Valegro defended their title and took the gold decisively with 93.857%, ahead of silver medalist Isabell Werth (GER) scoring 89.071% Weihegold OLD, while fellow German and world #1 Kristina Broring-Sprehe grabbed the bronze riding Desperados FRH with 87.142%. Charlotte, 31, added a second individual Olympic gold to […]

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 […]