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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chronicle of the Horse,Untacked, coth.com 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.
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.”