Cassio Rivetti Out: Blood on His Horse

For Ukrainian Cassio Rivetti, the Olympic Games in Rio have already ended after the first round of the team competitions. He didn’t have a chance in the individual rating any more because there he fell in the first round. Now he was disqualified with Fine Fleur du Marais because there was blood on the horse. […]

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Marcus Ehning

Marcus Ehning: A Real Team Player

Perhaps Marcus Ehning wasn’t able to sleep well after Cornado didn’t move well after the warm up yesterday evening. At the trot up this morning it was clear for national coach Otto Becker and veterinarian Jan-Hein Sagemakers that the risk of letting the stallion from the Landgestüt NRW compete was too big even though his […]

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Christian Ahlmann & Taloubet Z

German Show-Jumpers Start in Top Form

The first show-jumping competition in Rio, that servers as qualification for the individual riders, but does not yet count towards the team rating, was quite challenging. In the end 24 pairs stayed clear and 50 pairs had either zero or four penalty points, but one or another experienced rider had some trouble. Penelope Leprevost fell […]

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Flora de Mariposa: Competing after Slight Colic Symptoms

The French show-jumping equipe didn’t have an easy start at the Olympic Games. First Simon Delestre’s Ryan des Hayettes dropped out and now Pénélope Leprévost’s Flora de Mariposa showed slight colic symptoms. Therefore the pair couldn’t take part in the warm up. But this morning it was decided that the Belgian mare is fit to […]

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William Fox-Pitt & Chilli Morning

William Fox-Pitt Thinks about Chilli Morning’s retirement

The Olympic Games could be the last event for William Fox-Pitts horse Chilli Morning. The british eventing rider said after Badminton that Chilli Morning, a descendant of Phantomic, would be retired after the Olympic Games if they participated there. Now he confirmed this in Rio: “I think this was our last ride.” The 16-year-old Brandenburger […]

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Isabell Werth, Dorothee Schneider, Sönke Rothenberger, Tina Bröring-Sprehe

Olympic Gold for German Dressage Team

No medal was such a sure thing for the German riders like for the dressage team – and they still had to be alert. After the Grand Prix the Germans only led 2 percent ahead of the British and so it was clear that they couldn’t make any mistakes in case the British team showed […]

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Ludger Beerbaum & Casello

German Show-Jumpers: Let the Show Begin!

The Vet check of the show-jumping horses is finished and all German horses are fit to compete. Switzerland shortly had to fear for his Olympic Winner of 2012, Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buisonnets, who had to go to the holding box, but in the end he passed the re-inspection. The French gelding is already […]

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