2016 Rio Olympic Games


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, …


Touchdown! First Olympic Horses Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

The first Olympic horses are settling into their athletes’ village today – the new-build stables at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro – with Team New Zealand’s Ringwood Skyboy winning the opening heat of the Rio 2016 Games to be …


Fast Facts for Flying Horses

The first group of Olympic horses departed from London Stansted Airport (GBR) today (29 July) on a special cargo plane bound for Rio 2016

One-year Countdown to Rio 2016

Today marks the one-year countdown to the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where equestrian sport will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic movement at the first Games to be held in South America.

The world’s best horses …


Glanders Threat in Rio Prior to Test Event

In April 2015, a police horse from the city of Vitoria, located over 500 kilometres from Rio, was diagnosed with glanders. This horse had left the Army Equestrian School in Deodoro site of the Olympic Equestrian venue in …


Olympic Test Event Marks One Year to Rio 2016

The Olympic Equestrian Test Event – the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials – gets underway on August 6, 2015, a day after celebrations in Brazil to mark the one-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Representatives …


US Dressage Team Earns Berth in Rio

The United States’ Dressage Team’s gold-medal win in the team event at the Pan American Games on Sunday earned them an automatic qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sabine Schut-Kery, Kimberly Herslow, Laura Graves and Steffen Peters combined scores …