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Rio Paralympics Gold Medal Horse Dies

Cabral (JP), the 16-year-old Polish-bred dark bay gelding ridden by Great Britain’s para-dressage rider Natasha Baker, has been put down. The horse developed a fatal clostridia bacterial infection after he suffered a minor cut in his field on Feb. 22nd,…

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FEI Announces Dope-Free Rio Paralympic Games

The FEI is proud to announce that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have returned negative, making for back-to-back clean Paralympic games for para-equestrian sport, from both London 2012 and Rio 2016. This follows…

Rio 2016 Paralympics grade 1b freestyle podium L-R Pepo Puch (AUT) silver, Stinne Tange Kaastrup (DEN) bronze, Lee Pearson (GBR) gold. Photo by Jon Stroud/FEI

Paralympic Freestyle Titles Defended in Rio

Three London 2012 freestyle titles were successfully defended in the Para dressage competition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday September 16th. Belgium’s Michèle George retained hers in the grade IV competition on what was her last championship ride…

Barwick Sixth in Freestyle

Canada’s Lauren Barwick closed out the para-dressage competition with a sixth place finish in the Grade II Freestyle on Sept. 16 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA. Barwick’s Freestyle performance proved her experience, strength and…

Canada’s Lauren Barwick finished in seventh place in the Grade II Individual Test aboard Onyx on Sept. 15 and qualified to move forward to the final Freestyle class, taking place on Sept. 16 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Lauren Barwick Moving on to Freestyle in Rio

Canada’s Lauren Barwick has qualified to move on to the final Freestyle Test on Sept. 16 to close out the para-dressage competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA. On Sept. 15, Barwick rode Onyx, a…

Natasha Baker (GBR) takes the gold, grade II individual test. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI

Golden Day for British Para Dressage Riders in Rio

Following superb wins by British riders in the grades II and Ia individual tests at the Olympic equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Thursday (September 15), Great Britain have won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 para dressage competition….

Update Regarding Ashley Gowanlock at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

As reported by Equestrian Canada (EC) the afternoon of Sept. 14, Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC, had a fall from her horse following the conclusion of her Grade 1b Individual Test in para-dressage competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. After being…

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Gowanlock transported to hospital following fall at Rio Paralympics

On Sept. 14, 2016 during the Grade 1b Individual Test at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Canadian Para-Dressage Team member, Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC had a fall from her horse following the conclusion of her test. Gowanlock was assessed…

Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe wins the first Para-Equestrian medal at Rio 2016, taking gold in the Grade III Individual test on Donatello. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI

Paralympic Gold for Norway as Lübbe Back on Top in Rio

The first gold of the Rio 216 Para dressage competition was won by Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe at the Olympic equestrian Centre on Tuesday (13 September). In a thrilling and closely contended grade III individual test Lübbe, riding Donatello, scored…

Rio 2016 Paralympics Grade IV podium – gold Sophie Wells (GBR), silver Michèle George (GER), bronze Frank Hosmar (NED). Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI

Sophie Wells and Pepo Puch reign in Rio

There were emotional scenes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Wednesday as Austria’s Pepo Puch and Great Britain’s Sophie Wells were crowned the latest winners of the Rio 2016 Para dressage competition. Puch won the grade Ib individual…

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