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Molly Sorge

August 2, 2016

What You Need To Know: The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Equestrian

When: The eventing goes first, on Aug. 5-9. Then dressage runs from Aug. 10-15 and show jumping on Aug. 13-19. Keep in mind that Rio de Janeiro time is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. The detailed schedule is below in the live streaming schedule and links.

August 1, 2016

Liz Halliday-Sharp Speaks Out About HHS Cooley's Death

Following the tragic death of her horse HHS Cooley in a cross-country fall on July 31 at the Burgham Horse Trials (England), U.S. eventer Liz Halliday-Sharp made a statement about the incident on her Facebook page:

July 29, 2016

The First Horses Have Taken Off For Rio!

The first group of Olympic horses departed from London Stansted Airport on July 29 on a special cargo plane bound for Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Games, marking the start of the Olympic dream for the world’s best equine athletes.

One of the British event horses and his paperwork as they prepare to load. All Photos by FEI/Jon Stroud

July 25, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Lorenzo De Luca Scores For Italy In Dublin

Dublin, Ireland—July 24  

Young Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca put an emphatic cap on the Dublin Horse Show for Italy with a thrilling win in the Longines Grand Prix of Ireland CSI5*.

"An enormous thanks to Ensor, to Stephan Conter, to all my team, to everyone who believes in what we do every day," de Luca posted in a Facebook message after the win.

July 18, 2016

Moments From The Rolex Grand Prix Of Aachen

It's hard to imagine just how overflowing with emotion the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen is each year, and this year even more so, as some of the top international stars took the field in preparation for the Rio Olympic Games.

That the young Philipp Weishaupt defeated them all the day after he got engaged was a fairy-tale ending to a day with joy, tears and excitement. Photographer Tiffany van Halle captured much of it from the in-gate, and shared them with us...

July 15, 2016

Michael Jung Takes Over CIC Lead In Aachen

Aachen, Germany—July 15  

In a result that these days seems inevitable, German eventing phenom Michael Jung took over the lead in the CIC at the Aachen CHIO with a clear show jumping round aboard fischerTakinou. 

Michael Jung on fischerTakinou, jumping clear to go into the CIC lead at Aachen. Photo by Shannon Brinkman

July 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Lucy Davis Started As A Horse-Crazy Girl

Show jumper Lucy Davis might be living out every horse-crazy girl’s dream by making her first Olympic team this year, but as she showed on her Instagram account recently, she definitely hasn’t forgotten her roots.

Davis, 23, was recently named to the U.S. team for the Rio Olympic Games with her Barron and jumped for the U.S. team at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France), but it was less than 10 years ago that she jumped her first 1.60-meter jump. She commemorated the occasion with a #tbt Instagram post…

July 15, 2016

Hannah Sue Burnett Leads U.S. Charge As Bettina Hoy Dominates Dressage At Aachen CIC

Aachen, Germany—July 15  

She's not even named to the German team for the CICO*** team competition at the Aachen CHIO, but Bettina Hoy is making her presence known with some stunning dressage tests to lead after the first phase.

Bettina Hoy on Seigneur Medicott. Photo by Shannon Brinkman

July 11, 2016

Watch Why They Won: Charlotte Dujardin Wins At Hartpury To Warm Up For Rio

Reigning Olympic and World Games champions Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro made their first foray into the show ring in amost a year as they topped the Grand Prix and Grand Prix freestyle at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage CDIO*** (England) on July 8-9.

Dujardin and Valegro's last outing had been at the 2015 Aachen CHIO (Germany) where they won the Grand Prix, Special and freestyle. 

July 6, 2016

Ukrainian Team Questionable For Rio Olympic Games

The possibility of the Ukrainian show jumping team participating in the Rio Olympic Games has been called into question as Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the organizer and funding behind the team, has been charged with fraud in Ukraine.

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