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July 1, 2016

Sweden Names Olympic Dressage Team

The Swedish Equestrian Federation announced its team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on July 1. 

The team includes Swedish veterans Patrik Kittel and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven, in addition to two riders who’ll be contesting their first Olympics. 

The team is:

Patrik Kittel on Deja

Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven on Don Auriello

Juliette Ramel on Buriek KH

Therese Nilshagen on Dante Weltino OLD

July 1, 2016

USEF Names Combinations For World Breeding Dressage Championships For Young Horses

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations representing the United States at the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses held in Ermelo, the Netherlands, July 28-31. 

The following combinations will compete in the 6-year-0ld division:

Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Max Ots' Lucky Strike (Lord Laurie—Heidi, His Highness), a Hanoverian gelding

July 1, 2016

Australia Announces Olympic Dressage Team

Equestrian Australia announced its team for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on July 1. 

Dressage rider Mary Hanna will become Australia’s oldest competing Olympian and just the third Australian woman to compete at five Games when she competes.

Cousins Lyndal Oatley and Kristy Oatley along with Olympic debutant Kelly Layne have also earned selection to compete in the team and Individual dressage competition. 

June 30, 2016

USEF Names Show Jumping And Dressage Riders For Aachen CHIO

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team and the Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team, along with three individual athlete-and-horse combinations, for the CHIO Aachen, taking place July 12-17. 

Robert Ridland will serve as chef d'equipe for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team, and Robert Dover will serve as chef d'equipe for the Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team. 

The following athletes will compose the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team:

June 29, 2016

U.S. Show Jumping Team For Rio Olympic Games Named

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team and one traveling reserve combination for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Show Jumping competition at the Games will take place Aug. 12-19 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the team (in alphabetical order):

Lucy Davis of Los Angeles, Calif., and Old Oak Farm's Barron, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding

June 28, 2016

Australia Names Olympic Show Jumping Team

Equestrian Australia announced its full show jumping team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on June 28. Two riders—Scott Keach and Edwina Tops-Alexander were previously announced due to strong spring results. 

The full team is as follows:

Scott Keach on Fedor

James Paterson-Robinson on Amarillo

Edwina Tops-Alexander on Caretina De Joter 

Matt Williams on Valinski S

June 27, 2016

USEF Names Olympic Dressage Team For Rio

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations and one traveling reserve pair to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games this summer. 

One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was named need to be substituted. Dressage competition at the Olympic Games will take place Aug. 8-15, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Brazil. 

June 27, 2016

Jayne Runs To The Top At Showplace

Wayne, Ill.—June 26  

The jump-off for the $50,000 WinVision Grand Prix at the Showplace Spring Spectacular ended up with 13 in it, but in the end Charlie Jayne from Elgin, Ill., and his own Playboy pulled off the win, beating Lisa Goldman and Rocs to Riches’ jump-off time to earn the victory gallop and the lion’s share of the prize money.

Goldman and her Morocco led halfway through the group. Then she beat her own time on her other mount, Rocs To Riches, stopping the timers at 34.34 seconds. The very next to go was Jayne and Playboy.

June 27, 2016

Emanuele Gaudino Goes Formula One To Win At LGCT Monaco

Port Hercule, Monaco—June 25  

It was a spellbinding Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco presented by Sapinda, with speed demon Emanuele Gaudiano of Italy and his impressive grey horse Caspar 232 claiming top honors after an incredible nine rider jump-off.

Talking about what it means to win a LGCT Grand Prix, an elated Gaudino said: “For every rider to win a grand prix is good, but to win a Global Champions Tour grand prix is special—it’s amazing.

June 27, 2016

New Zealand Names Olympic Eventing Team

New Zealand named its Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games eventing team and one individual dressage rider today, June 27, at a ceremony in Great Britain. 

Included in this crop of selected athletes is Olympian Sir Mark Todd, who currently has five Olympic medals to his name. Todd is now set to compete at his eighth Olympic Games.

The full eventing team includes:

Mark Todd on Leonidas or NZB Campino 

Clarke Johnstone on Balmoral Sensation 

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