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August 10, 2016

Second Bullet Found Inside The Olympic Equestrian Center

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 10

A bullet was found this morning in the stable area of the National Equestrian Center where the equestrian portion of the Olympic Games is being held. No horses or humans were injured.

This bullet is in addition to the bullet that entered the equestrian media center at the same venue on Aug. 6. 

August 10, 2016

Security Responds To An Incident In The Olympic Barns

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 10

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games press officer Anja Krabbe announced an official statement about an incident in the stable area at the National Equestrian Center where the Olympic equestrian events are being held.

August 9, 2016

From The Barracks To The Olympic Games

Chilean rider Carlos Lobos Muñoz won over plenty of fans at the Rio Olympic Games with his enthusiastic celebrations aboard his mount Ranco.

The four-star first-timer negotiated Pierre Michelet’s tricky course with no jumping penalties, but plenty of time on the clock, still good enough to sit a respectable 30th place going into show jumping. He picked up a single rail in show jumping to finish on a score of 96.1.

August 9, 2016

Leading Her Country Into Uncharted Territory

When most people think of Zimbabwe, they don’t think of four-star eventers. But Camilla Kruger’s changing all that.

At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Kruger became the first Zimbabwean equestrian in any discipline to compete at the Olympic level, and she’s holding her own in tough competition.

August 7, 2016

Bullet That Entered Olympic Games Equestrian Venue Apparently Intended For Police Blimp

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 7

Director of Communications for the Rio Olympic Games Mario Andrada issued an update on the bullet that entered the media center yesterday, Aug. 6, at the Olympic Games Equestrian Venue at the National Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro.

August 7, 2016

France Leads The Way In Eventing Dressage At The Lunch Break On Day 2, Fox-Pitt Still Leads The Pack

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 7 

No one could catch William Fox-Pitt in this morning’s eventing dressage competition, but French rider Thiabaut Vallette helped boost his nation into the lead.

He and Qing du Briot scored a 41.0 to slot into individual fourth in the standings, allowing France to occupy three spots in the top 10 and the overall lead. Germany currently sits second and Great Britain’s in third.

August 6, 2016

Germany’s Auffarth Leads Olympic Eventing Dressage At The Lunch Break, Martin Sits Seventh For Team USA

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 6

Reigning eventing world champion Sandra Auffarth started out her second Olympic Games in excellent style, laying down a lovely test on Opgun Louvo to take the lead before the break on the first day of eventing dressage. A mistake in the flying changes kept the German rider from breaking into the 30s, but she sits on a mark of 41.6.

The competitors at the Olympic Games ride a modified version of the FEI eventing four-star test B.

August 5, 2016

All Olympic Eventing Horses Accepted At The First Horse Inspection

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 5

All eventing horses presented at the Olympic Games passed the first horse inspection, though there have been some changes in rosters since then.

June 20, 2016

The Chronicle Wins 17 AHP Awards

The Chronicle of the Horse, Untacked, and their contributors won 17 awards for excellence in equine journalism in the 2016 American Horse Publications awards contest. The awards were presented during the annual AHP seminar, held in Orlando, Fla., June 16-18.

Notably, The Chronicle of the Horse and Untacked writers swept the personality profile single article category in its circulation section.

The awards include:

June 5, 2016

Arbor Hill Repeats His Best Young Horse Victory

Devon, Pa.—June 5

This morning someone pulled Richard Taylor aside and commented that he was in the pressure cooker today. After all, Taylor was presenting last year’s Best Young Horse, Arbor Hill, in the 3-year-old stallions and geldings class, and his Venture Stables had already earned the Best Young Pony, Papillon, last weekend. But Taylor didn’t look at it that way.

“You got a great horse,” he said “What you really hope is that he shows great, and he showed great today.”

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