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RIO: Teams Showjumping Showdown

August 18th, 2016 at 4:49 am Story – Chris Hector and Photos – Rebecca Ashton It’s got to the stage where I am not entirely sure what day it is – tomorrow’s rest day can’t get there quick enough. What can you say about the final round … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Showjumping – Teams

August 17th, 2016 at 5:31 am Story Christopher Hector and Photos Rebecca Ashton Jumping is on, and the atmosphere is back, especially when the first rider out, Luciana Diniz is Portuguese, that’s like family for this crowd. She is riding yet another of those amazing For Pleasure … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Dressage – The Kur

August 16th, 2016 at 5:02 am It's time for the Kür - the individual final - can Valegro makes it to back to back gold? Continue reading Read Article

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Remmington’s test – who knew?

August 15th, 2016 at 7:45 am The Horse Magazine understands that after Rotterdam, Remmington was tested twice, once by the FEI vets with the results released on August 3, but also by the Australian team vet! Rotterdam was at the end of June, the Australian vet … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Day 1 Showjumping

at 5:57 am Just following the format of the showjumping competition is an art in itself. So the first day's competition is an individual competition, with a rest day tomorrow, and the teams competition the day after that.. Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: The Dressage Special

August 13th, 2016 at 7:06 am Story – Christopher Hector and Photos – Rebecca Ashton Not entirely sure that making the Special part of the teams competition really works – sure it’s going to get more exciting as the three teams in contention send out their riders, … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Dressage Grand Prix – Day Two – good bits and bad bits…

August 12th, 2016 at 6:56 am Story Christopher Hector and Photos Rebecca Ashton Day 2, and some of the gloss taken off by the news that Sue Hearn has been found guilty by FEI of not declaring a controlled substance, and fined. Really it is no huge … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Dressage Grand Prix – Day One – Teams

August 11th, 2016 at 5:49 am Story by Chris Hector and photos by Rebecca Ashton Sue Hearn and Remmington are living the dream. The very first combination into the dressage arena at the Rio Olympic Games, and Sue and Lloyd, the horse she made from the start … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Sandra Auffarth’s ‘STOP’

August 10th, 2016 at 9:54 pm Here it is in technicolour – thanks to photo ace, Rebecca Ashton –  and you can see that a. the fence judge got it wrong when he gave her a run out on the second fence in the water – … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: The Individual Final

at 4:31 am Top 25 go into the Individual Final which is probably 10 too many. There are horses in this class carrying so many faults that they have no chance of winning, why send the poor things around another time? Stuart Tinney’s … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Eventing – The Team Final…

at 2:34 am There are not great surprises at the trot up, although with Australia, New Zealand and Germany down to three combinations each, after the cross country, the potential for disaster loomed large. They all passed easily – and while the majority … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Game on, let the battle begin

August 9th, 2016 at 10:36 pm The moment of Truth – we are in the lead but the margin is scary – 126.4 to the Kiwis, 137.5, with the French on 122 – but unlike Australian and NZ, the French still have four horses in their team … Continue reading Read Article

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