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Mollie Bailey

August 19, 2016

Skelton Scores Olympic Gold In Six-Horse Jump-Off

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 19

Nick Skelton’s Fédération Equestre Internationale record spans back more than four decades, and he’s ridden on winning teams for Great Britain on multiple occasions, but he’s never won an individual medal at the Olympic Games—until now.

August 19, 2016

Farrington Tied For Lead After Olympic Individual Final Round A

Rio de Janeiro—Aug 19

Team USA’s Kent Farrington laid down a clear round over this morning’s individual final Round A to tie with a dozen other riders for the lead heading into round B of the final.

Find out what happened to the field with our round-by-round live blog here.

August 17, 2016

A Fairy-Tale Ending For Team France In Rio Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 17

The French rebounded from a disastrous start to the week to win team show jumping gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

The withdrawal of their top-ranked rider, a colic scare and a rider fall all hit the French team hard.

August 17, 2016

U.S. Show Jumping Team Scores Silver Behind France In Rio Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 17

The U.S. show jumping team didn’t just win team silver behind Team France at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, they did it one rider down.

This morning Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’ withdrew from competition as the horse sustained a tendon injury in yesterday’s initial team competition. That left Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Lucy Davis and Barron, and McLain Ward and Azur to ride on Day 2 of team competition with no drop score.

August 17, 2016

Nestor Nielsen Van Hoff Makes A Long Awaited Olympic Debut

Nestor Nielsen van Hoff may have been the happiest show jumper on the showgrounds on the opening day of show jumping the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Aboard Prince Royal Z De La Luz the individual rider from Uruguay incurred just a single time fault over a tough track. He followed that up with 8-faults in yesterday’s competition, still strong enough to qualify for today’s third individual qualifier.

Not bad for a horse who’s only left South America once.

August 16, 2016

It's Been A Wild Ride In Rio For The French Show Jumpers

To say it’s been a roller coaster ride for the French show jumping team at the Olympic Games is something of an understatement.

Things started out rough when World No. 2 Simon Delestre withdrew Hermes Ryan from competition on Aug. 10 after a microfracture at the tip of his hock after he arrived in Rio de Janeiro.  

August 16, 2016

United States Tied For Lead After Day 1 Of Olympic Team Jumping

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 16

Four countries sit in a tie for the lead after the first day of Olympic team jumping here at the National Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro. The United States, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands are all tied on a 0-fault score after today’s Nations Cup round.

August 14, 2016

Olympic Show Jumpers Weigh In On Day 1

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 14

A tough course on the first day of individual competition of Olympic Show Jumping helped separate the field and caused some unexpected problems for experienced pairs. 

Click here for more on today’s course and to hear how the U.S. team fared.

We checked in with several Olympic show jumpers about the ups and downs of Day 1.

August 14, 2016

Updated: First Individual Qualifying Round Wakes Up The Olympic Field

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 14

A tough course on the first day of individual competition of Olympic show jumping helped separate the field and caused some unexpected problems for experienced pairs.

Guilherme Jorge built the Table A course, set between 1.40- and 1.60-meters, though many riders commented that it was on the high side for a first Olympic round. The class was not run against the clock, and there was no jump-off.

August 14, 2016

Ehning Out For German Show Jumping Team, Michaels-Beerbaum In

German show jumpers Marcus Ehning and Cornado NRW have withdrawn from competition today, Aug. 14, the first day of jumping competition. Cornado NRW passed the horse inspection on Aug. 12, and they jumped yesterday on the training day. But after consultation with the German team veterinarian the team decided to substitute in reserve pair Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Fibonnaci 17.

"After consultation with our team veterinarian Jan Hein Swagemakers we have decided that the risk of use of Cornado NRW is too big," said German coach Otto Becker.

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