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Always trying to introduce equestrianism to the masses, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is using the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to put on a fresh face for horse and non-horse enthusiasts  alike. They are focusing their efforts on the most unique feature of the sport: the relationship between horse and rider – branding their campaign #TwoHearts.
Original Post Date: 08/10/2016 - 11:31   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:10 13:05:00

Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton capped off three days of brilliant riding by winning the Individual Bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games. Dutton finished on a score of 51.80. Michael Jung of Germany won the Individual Gold medal for the second consecutive time and Nicolas Astier of France took home the Silver medal.
Original Post Date: 08/09/2016 - 21:19   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:16 09:59:25

Forty-seven horses were listed on the order of go for the second horse inspection, including Boyd Martin’s Blackfoot Mystery and Phillip Dutton’s Mighty Nice. One, Just Chocolate, from Japan was not presented for inspection. Of the 46 that did present, three were held, but accepted upon re-inspection:  Cooley Rorkes Drift of Ireland (ridden by Jonty Evans); The Duke of Cavan of Japan (ridden by Yoshiaki Oiwa), and Mighty Nice of the U.S.A. (ridden by Phillip Dutton).
Original Post Date: 08/09/2016 - 09:39   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:09 09:49:27

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Cross-country, the heart of eventing competition, proved to be demanding for the 64 athlete-and-horse combinations who contested Pierre Michelet's technical course at the Olympic Equestrian Center at Deodoro on Monday. Only three entries finished double-clear, and only 26 crossed the finish without jumping penalties. U.S. veterans Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin rode brilliantly and stand fifth and sixth, respectively, entering Tuesday's concluding show jumping phase. Dutton and Martin were the only members of the U.S.
Original Post Date: 08/08/2016 - 20:46   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:16 09:59:10

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Eventing competition at the Olympic Equestrian Center at Deodoro continued on Sunday with the second day of dressage. The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team moved up from seventh place and is now tied with New Zealand for sixth place on a total of 137.50. Lauren Kieffer and Phillip Dutton gave strong performances for the U.S. in a hotly contested team competition. Germany currently leads the team standings on a total of 122, followed closely by France in second on 122.20, and Australia in third on 126.40.
Original Post Date: 08/07/2016 - 21:29   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:16 09:59:46

CLICK HERE for the complete cross-country course preview photo gallery. Pierre Michelet’s 2016 Olympic cross-country course proves what many have come to love about the sport: it is not a dressage competition. The track is relentlessly technical and will require very accurate riding.
Original Post Date: 08/07/2016 - 20:11   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:08 08:24:37

The heat has continued to build this afternoon both in the ambient outdoor temperature and in the scores in the arena! Temperatures have climbed to around 90 degrees now, causing spectators to look for shadier seating and riders to go right for the PowerAde or water (both provided by Coca-Cola Company, a major sponsor of the Games) after they dismount following their tests.
Original Post Date: 08/06/2016 - 18:26   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:06 19:01:00

The opening day of equestrian eventing competition has finally arrived with sunny skies, a light breeze and temps in the low 80s. The Olympic Equestrian Park in Deodoro is a very nice facility with a new stadium, world-class footing on the cross-country and a sand-fabric footing in the main stadium. More about the facility later today. 
Original Post Date: 08/06/2016 - 14:54   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:06 15:48:50

Bom Dia (pronounced Bom Gia and means “Good Day” in Portuguese) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! We had a whirlwind trip down to Rio from our home in Indiana filled with as many challenging obstacles as a 4*cross-country course, but we finally arrived in Rio yesterday, August 4th (a day later than planned, but very happy to be here)! 
Original Post Date: 08/05/2016 - 18:46   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:06 18:59:12

Michael Jung – the legend.Some say that if you sent him cross-country wearing a blindfold and facing backwards on his horse that Germany’s Michael Jung could still bring home Olympic gold. The most phenomenal rider of the modern sport is the man they will all have to beat when the Eventing discipline of the XXXl Olympiad gets underway at the Olympic Equestrian Venue in Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) on 6 August. 
Original Post Date: 08/02/2016 - 15:29   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:02 15:30:19


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