Olympic Jumping Team Gold for Sweden

It’s almost a century since Sweden last won Olympic Jumping Team gold, and when they did it tonight they did it with both style and grace.

Olympic Jumping Team Gold for Sweden by Louise Parkes It’s almost a century since Sweden last won Olympic Jumping Team gold, and when they did it this time around, they did it with both style and grace. A magnificent performance all week from Henrik von Eckermann with King Edward, Malin Baryard-Johnson and Indiana and Peder Fredricson with All In led to high expectations that this could be the night they would bring the ultimate honour back to their country for the first time in 97 years. But it wouldn’t be…

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Team GB withdraw from Showjumping Team Final

Olympics Games - FEI 2nd horse inspection Jumping 342 - GBR - Smith Holly ride Denver Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

Team GB withdraw from Showjumping Team Final Team GB withdraw from the Showjumping Team Final, with competition already underway. After the completion of the first two rounds in the Olympic Showjumping Final, the decision has been made to withdraw Team GB’s final combination, Ben Maher with Charlotte Rossetter, Pamela Wright and his own Explosion W. A total of 24 faults despite well-crafted rides from Holly Smith and Ian Dowie’s Denver and Harry Charles and Ann Thompson and his own Romeo 88, has left the team out of medal contention ahead…

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Olympic Modern Penthalon Coach Disqualified for Punching Horse

Annika Schleu (GER) and Saint Boy in the Modern Pentathlon Tokyo 2020 - Screenshot from EuroSport Coverage

Olympic Modern Penthalon Coach Disqualified for Punching Horse An Olympic Modern Penthalon coach has been disqualified from this year’s Games, after punching a horse during the equestrian showjumping phase. Germany’s modern pentathlon coach, Kim Raisner, was disqualified from the remainder of the Olympic Games after she punched, horse, Saint Boy. Coaching Team Germany’s Annika Schleu, Raisner explained she was attempting to help control the horse. Annika entered the showjumping phase with a considerable lead over the rest of the field and a favourite to win. However, her ride, appeared spooked…

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Team GB Secure Olympic Showjumping Team Final Place

Ben Maher and Explosion W in the Tokyo 2020 Individual Final (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Team GB Secure Olympic Showjumping Team Final Place Team GB secure their Olympic Showjumping Team Final place after a nail biting qualifier round. Having passed the trot up,  Team GB had a last minute switch-up heading into the team’s qualifier. Replacing Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson, the reshuffle saw Holly Smith and Denver take up their spot on the competing team. Harry Charles with Romeo 88 and individual gold medalist, Ben Maher and Explosion W took to the Tokyo Olympic stage for their second qualifier of the Games. The British…

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How to watch showjumping Tokyo Team Competition

Showjumping Tokyo Olympics Games - FEI 2nd horse inspection Jumping 341 - GBR - Maher Ben ride Explosion W Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

How to watch showjumping Tokyo Team Competition How do I watch showjumping Tokyo Team Competition? With only two days of equestrian action left at this year’s Olympics, you may be wondering how to watch the final stages of showjumping Tokyo, the team rounds. With limited viewing available, enthusiasts have been left feeling frustrated with the minimal coverage of equestrian sport – many taking to social media to air their woes. With the daily BBC updates of all things Tokyo, there’s been marginal coverage, however this was far less than many…

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GB trio through to Team Showjumping Qualifier as Scott Brash withdraws Jefferson

Olympics Games - FEI 2nd horse inspection Jumping 341 - GBR - Maher Ben ride Explosion W Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

GB trio through to Team Showjumping Qualifier as Scott Brash withdraws Jefferson While all team GB showjumpers made it through today’s horse inspection for Friday’s highly anticipated Team Showjumping Qualifier in Tokyo, there was a change in athlete and horse rota prior to the presentation. Harry Charles and Romeo 88 will compete once again, this time replacing Scott Brash and Jefferson. The pre-competition change was made in accordance with the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games (article 609). Following his individual Gold earlier this week, Ben Maher and Explosion W…

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Olympic Showjumping Gold For Ben Maher at Tokyo 2020

Ben Maher and Explosion W at Tokyo 2020's Individual Final Jump Off (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Olympic Showjumping Gold For Ben Maher at Tokyo 2020 It’s an Olympic Showjumping gold for Ben Maher at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Following a super-speedy qualifying performance, Team GB’s Ben Maher, with ride, Explosion W, soared to gold medal position in the individual final today (4 August). Ben and Explosion W were favourites to take the showjumping title as they arrived in Tokyo. However, with the unpredictable nature of the discipline, it was never a given the infamous pair would win! Starting as they meant to go on, a…

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Team GB Showjumping Trio Fly Through Individual Qualifier at Tokyo 2020

Ben Maher and Explosion W at Tokyo 2020's Individual Qualifier (FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

Team GB Showjumping Trio Fly Through Individual Qualifier at Tokyo 2020 The Team GB Showjumping trio fly through the individual qualifier at Tokyo 2020 and into the Olympic showjumping individual final. With a change to the usual Olympic showjumping format, it meant that today (3 August) saw competition get underway with the individual qualifier. Taking place at the Equestrian Park in Tokyo, 75 riders tackled the course, with just 30 going through to the final and medal contention. The Team GB trio consisted of Ben Maher, Scott Brash, and surprise…

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British Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020

Team GB Showjumping Team Announced For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

British Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020 The British Olympic Showjumping Team for Tokyo 2020 are gearing up for the Games. With seasoned Olympic champions on the squad, and fresh faces, this year’s Team GB Showjumping squad is one to watch! British Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Scott Brash (@scott.brash) Scott Brash Scott Brash MBE was born and raised in Peebles, Scotland and is now based in Horsham, West Sussex. Scott has been rising the ranks since 2010 reaching one…

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Tokyo 2020 Individual Eventing Silver For Tom McEwen

Tom McEwen and Toledo Der Kerser at Tokyo 2020 (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Individual Eventing Silver For Tom McEwen The Tokyo 2020 individual eventing silver goes to Tom McEwen and Toledo Der Kerser after a tense showjumping round. The Team GB olympic debutants took to the third and final round of the individual eventing competition this afternoon, leading the field. After securing Gold in the Team competition for the first time since 1972, the trio were ready to tackle competition finishing in the top 25. The course was tough with most managing to knock at least one pole. Jumps came thick…

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Change to Team GB Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020

Harry Charles (GBR) and Romeo 88 - travelling reserve - Jumping – 1st Horse Inspection - Image Copyright Jon Stroud Media

Change to Team GB Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020 A change to the Team GB Olympic Showjumping Team for Tokyo 2020 has been made, after careful consideration. Following a full collaboration with the team, a last-minute change to the Team GB Olympic Showjumping team has been made. Just hours before competition is set to take place at the Bajikoen Equestrian Park, the switch-up was announced by British Equestrian. In accordance with Article 609 of FEI Regulations, Team GB are change. their competition line up. The team have decided to…

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Team GB Eventing Gold at Tokyo 2020

Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class in the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Showjumping Team Phase (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Team GB Eventing Gold at Tokyo 2020 Team GB secure eventing gold at Tokyo 2020, for the first time in 49 years! The Team GB Olympic debutants pulled it out the bag after in the team showjumping phase. They managed to maintain their strong gold medal position, even with faults on course. Leading the field as they headed into the showjumping phase, the trio felt the added pressure of Tokyo. With no discard score in this year’s competition, every round counted. Tom McEwen was up first for Team GB with…

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Swiss Event Horse Euthanised at Tokyo 2020

Robin Godel riding Jet Set at CCI4* Lumuehlen 2020 (@robin.godel Instagram)

Swiss Event Horse Euthanised at Tokyo 2020 A Swiss event horse is euthanised at Tokyo 2020, following the cross country at Sea Forest Park, Japan. The FEI announced with great sadness that Swiss event horse, Jet Set, had been fatally injured during the cross country at Tokyo. Ridden by Switzerland’s Robin Godel, the decisions made to euthanise the talented horse after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Olympic competition on 1 August 2021. The 14-year-old gelding presented lame after jumping the final Mt Fuji water…

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Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Results: Team GB Lines Up For Double Gold

Oliver Townend riding Ballaghmor Class at Sea Forest Park (JPN), Tokyo 2020 (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Results: Team GB Lines Up For Double Gold The Tokyo 2020 cross country results are in and Team GB are lining up up for a double gold! Taking to the Sea Forest Park cross country course, the three British riders excelled on the field. Posting speedy times without fault, the trio have all secured top ten positions at the end of the cross country phase. First for Team GB and entering the cross country in second position was Oliver Townend. On a course where two combinations…

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Explosion W lives up to his name during the First Horse Inspection for Jumping

Ben Maher (GBR) & Explosion W - Jumping – 1st Horse Inspection - Equestrian Park, Setagaya City, Tokyo. Ben Maher (GBR) & Explosion W - Jumping – 1st Horse Inspection - Equestrian Park, Setagaya City, Tokyo, Japan - 31 July 2021 Copyright Jon Stroud Media

Explosion W lives up to his name during the First Horse Inspection for Jumping at Tokyo The first horse inspection for Jumping at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games took place at Baji Koen Equestrian Park this evening. Passing his inspection, Explosion W proved to be in high spirits for GB teammate, Ben Maher. Living up to his name, the talented KWPN gelding was unable to contain his excitement during their time in the spotlight while other Team GB members all passed the First Horse Inspection, including travelling reserve pairing, Harry Charles…

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Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day Two: Team GB Maintain Gold As Germany Rise The Ranks

om McEwen riding Toledo Der Kerser (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day Two: Team GB Maintain Gold As Germany Rise The Ranks The Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage day two and the entire dressage phase of competition is now complete, revealing the competitive standings going into the next phase of competition. As day two of the eventing dressage phase kicked off, all eyes were on World, European and double Olympic champion, Micheal Jung of Team Germany. Coming forward with teammate, Julia Krajewski’s ride, Chipmunk FRH, the new combination had big shoes to fill. Building a partnership since 2019,…

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Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day One: Team GB Hold On To Gold

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day One: Team GB Hold On To Gold The Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage day one is complete and Team GB hold on to gold both the team and individual gold medal. Tasked with being the second rider into the Tokyo dressage boards was the infamous, Team GB duo, Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class. Aboard his multiple 5* winner, Oliver described taking on “a very safe test” in his debut Olympic appearance. However, the pair set the bar high for the rest of the field with a…

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Tokyo Olympic Eventing Preview

Toshiyuki Tanaka with ride, Talma d'Allou (JPN) (FEI/Christophe Taniére)

Tokyo Olympic Eventing Preview Tokyo Olympic Eventing is ready to take place between the 30 July and 2 August 2021. Here’s what to expect from the equestrian eventing competition in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic Eventing Teams There are 63 eventing combinations taking part in their year’s Olympic Eventing competition. There will be 29 countries represented on the Olympic stage. 15 teams will take part in the team competition and 14 countries will be represented by individual athletes. Ones to watch include Team Germany, who take the formidable, Micheal Jung, into the…

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Tokyo 2020 Eventing First Horse Inspection Results

Ros Canter and Allstar B (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Eventing First Horse Inspection Results The Tokyo 2020 eventing first horse inspection results are in, leaving some riders out of medal contention before the Games begin. Presenting on the morning of 29th July, 64 combinations took to the trot up to declare their horses fit for competition. Under the increasing humidity at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, nerves also rose as the Ground Jury inspected the horses. Out of the 64 horses, two horses were sent to the holding box for further inspection. Pawel Spisak, from Team Poland was…

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Tokyo 2020 Individual Dressage Final: Charlotte Dujardin Takes Bronze

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio at Tokyo 2020 (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Individual Dressage Final: Charlotte Dujardin Takes Bronze  In the Tokyo 2020 Individual dressage final, Charlotte Dujardin takes bronze to become the most decorated British female olympian of all time! Charlotte was the last to go for Team GB, taking young and inexperienced, Gio onto the Olympic stage.  The pair had enchanted the judges and audience with their energetic, bouncy presence in the arena. Already taking team bronze with team mates, Carl Hester and Lottie Fry, the pair had very chance of earning another medal. Starting strong with an incredible piaffe,…

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Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Course Revealed

Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Course Revealed

Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Course Revealed The Tokyo 2020 cross country course has been revealed ahead of the Olympic Eventing competition, starting on Friday 30 July. Consisting of 23 elements, the rustic style, cross country fences are all themed around Japanese heritage in the Sea Forest Park. Based in an area of reclaimed land, the venue offers superb views of Tokyo Bay and Tokyo’s dramatic cityscape. A temporary course, the 2020 Games offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the competitors. Designed by Derek di Grazia, best known for his work at the Land Rover…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final: Team GB take Bronze and make history

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Gio Photo Copyright :copyright: FEI/Shannon Brinkman

Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final: Team GB take Bronze and make history In the Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final, Team GB took bronze and made history all at once. Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, and Lottie Fry took the first equestrian medal for Team GB at the Dressage Team Final today (27 July), walking away with bronze. Carl was the first rider inside the boards, with his 12-year-old, En Vogue. Only riding the gelding for the past 12 months and competing at just four International Grand Prix’s together before the Olympics, Carl…

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Keeping cool in Tokyo – heat and humidity measures under the microscope

Example of monitoring horses in work using thermal imaging cameras at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. © FEI.

Keeping cool in Tokyo – heat and humidity measures under the microscope Olympic Equestrian Dressage competitions are already well underway and, by today (July 27), all equine athletes will have settled into their temporary home at the historic Equestrian Park venue in Baji Koen, with the arrival of the final batch of Show Jumping horses. To allow our equine and human athletes to optimise their performance in the Tokyo climate, comprehensive heat and humidity protocols have been put in place by the FEI and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the…

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Tokyo 2020 Day Two Dressage Highlights

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Here are the Tokyo 2020 Dressage day two highlights. With all strong performances during day one qualifiers, how did day two of dressage qualifiers at the Tokyo Equestrian Park pan out? Team GB Day Two Dressage In the day two dressage qualifiers at Tokyo, only Charlotte Dujardin was left to ride for Team GB. Taking Olympic debut ride, Gio into the Olympic arena, all eyes were on the two-time Olympic champion and her new partner. Charlotte Dujardin and Gio A very different Olympic Games was ahead of Charlotte this year.…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Day One Highlights: Team GB Success, Eliminations, and Ones To Watch

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Dressage Day 1 Grand Prix Charlotte Fry (GBR) with ride Everdale at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo (JPN) FEI/Christophe Taniere 24 July 2021

Here are the Tokyo 2020 Dressage day one highlights. Team GB leave day one dressage at Tokyo 2020 with a successful start. Meanwhile, other nations hit back with leading result, whilst some suffered eliminations. Team GB Dressage Day One Highlights Team GB top their group qualifiers after day one of dressage at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo. Lottie Fry and Everdale Lottie Fry was the first British combination down the centre line, taking part in the first group dressage competition at Tokyo 2020. The Olympic debutant was riding Van Olst…

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