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August 15, 2016

Round-By-Round: The Rio Olympic Games Grand Prix Freestyle

The top 18 individual riders after the Grand Prix and Special have advanced to the Grand Prix freestyle, which determines the individual medals. They start on a clean slate score-wise, so the freestyle score alone determines the individual medal finish. 

We'll be commenting on each ride, updating as they go. Rides go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Don't miss a minute of the action!

August 10, 2016

Parzival Doesn't Complete Olympic Grand Prix Test After Rio Illness

Rio de Janeiro—Aug. 10

Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen elected to stop Parzival in the middle of their Grand Prix test today at the Rio Olympics, thus ending her chances of further competition at these Games. Cornelissen said the 19-year-old gelding was ill yesterday, but she’d hoped to still provide a score for her team. 

August 9, 2016

IPC Announces Russian Paralympians, Including Riders, Can’t Contest Games

The International Paralympic Committee has suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee as of Aug. 7 because of compliance issues with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code. 

This action extends to all Russian Paralympians, including the three Russian para-dressage riders who were slated to compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this September. 

August 5, 2016

Olympic Eventing Roster Sees High Profile Withdrawals After First Jog

Immediately following the first horse inspection at the Olympic Games in Rio, three nations—Germany, New Zealand and Sweden—have substituted in their reserve combinations. 

July 31, 2016

Area I Sweeps Eventing NAJYRC One-Star Gold

Parker, Colo.—July 31

When Erica Jarrell, sitting in the press conference with a gold medal around her neck, talked about the day of show jumping in the CCI* at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, it wasn’t even her own round and success with Uni Sprite she referenced. 

“It was overwhelming,” she said. “I was holding on for support to one of my grooms while my teammates were riding. Cornelia [Dorr] had the most beautiful show jumping round I’ve ever seen in my life.”

July 30, 2016

Niemuller Vaults To NAJYRC CCI* Lead After Eventful Cross-Country

Parker, Colo.—July 30

Annick Niemuller started the day of Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships CCI* cross-country in fourth place on FE Akari. But by the end of the day, she found herself sitting first after her own double-clear trip. 

July 29, 2016

Hansen Goes From Equine Lameness To NAJYRC Dressage Gold

Parker, Colo.—July 29

In 2014, Nicholas Hansen listened as his veterinarian told him some devastating news about his mount, Ritter Benno. The horse had a stifle injury, and the chances he’d come back to full dressage work? They were not good.

But fast forward to today, when Hansen and “Ritter” led the victory gallop for the FEI Young Rider Individual test at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, gold medal draped around Hansen’s neck, and Ritter outfitted in a championship cooler. 

July 28, 2016

Vaulting Lessons And Getting Bucked Off: Region 3’s Road To NAJYRC Junior Gold

Parker, Colo—July 28

After a day of FEI Junior Team tests at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, Region 3 triumphed over Region 4 and the combined team from Regions 1 and 6 with a final tally of 65.76 percent.  

July 20, 2016

Trailer Stolen From Tryon International Equestrian Center

When eventer Erika Adams went out to her trailer to fetch hay for her horse early Wednesday morning, she realized her trailer wasn’t where she’d left it. If fact, her trailer wasn’t in the parking lot of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, located in Mill Spring, N.C., at all anymore.

July 19, 2016

Denmark Finalizes Olympic Games Dressage Team

Denmark, who qualified a composite dressage team of four riders from the Fédération Equestre Internationale rankings, finalized its team for the Olympic Games July 19.

The team is:

Anna Kasprzak on Donnperignon

Cathrine Dufour on Atterupgaards Cassidy

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard on Jojo AZ

Anders Dahl on Selten HW 

Traveling alternate:

Daniel Bachmann Andersen on Blue Hors Hotline

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