Olympic Modern Pentathlon Coach and Rider Receive Disciplinary Action from UIPM

UIPM Modern Pentathlon Changes

Olympic Modern Pentathlon Coach and Rider Receive Disciplinary Action from UIPM An olympic modern pentathlon coach and rider receive disciplinary action after shocking scenes witnessed at the Tokyo 2020 Games. On Monday (6 Sept), the UIPM Disciplinary Panel announced it has completed its review of events from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Specifically focusing on the situation which occurred during the Women’s Modern Pentathlon Riding competition, the review has been long awaited. At the Games, Germany’s modern pentathlon coach, Kim Raisner, punched her athlete’s horse, horse, Saint Boy. Attempting to help…

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Three Medals for Team GB at Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle

Header Image; Georgia Wilson and Sakura in the Grade 2 Dressage Freestyle at Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Three Medals for Team GB at Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle It was three medals for Team GB at the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle competition. After a team gold for the seventh consecutive Games the day before, all eyes were on Team GB as they took to the freestyle stage. Team GB’s dressage rider’s took to their respective grades, lighting up the Paralympic Equestrian Park. Sophie Wells & Don Cara M The Grade V competition was the first freestyle competition to commence. This meant British combination, Sophie Wells and Don Cara M…

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Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020

Sir Lee Pearson riding Breezer at the Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020 The Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020. As the first day of equestrian action got under way at the Tokyo Paralympics, two Team GB members took to the stage. Six-time Paralympian, Sir Lee Pearson and Paralympian debutant Georgia Wilson both were competing in the Grade II competition. Grade II competition is for those with great-moderate impairment, impacting their ability to ride. Lee has arthrogryposis, which meant the muscles in his arms and…

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Team GB Paralympic Dressage Horse Change

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon Sophie WELLS Sophie ride C Fatal Attraction-GBR Photo FEI Christophe Tanire

Team GB Paralympic Dressage Horse Change A Team GB Paralympic Dressage horse swap has been made, as the squad get ready to fly to Tokyo. The horse change comes for Team GB’s Sophie Wells. Set to make her third Paralympic appearance with C Fatal Attraction (Jorge), Sophie will now partner with Don Cara M at Tokyo. C Fatal Attraction has been ruled out of contention due to a ‘fitness issue’. However, as Sophie’s direct reserve and in equal training for the Olympics, Don Cara M will now step up to perform. On…

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Modern Pentathlon Horse Welfare Petition Launched

Modern Pentathlon Horse Welfare Petition Launched

Modern Pentathlon Horse Welfare Petition Launched A modern pentathlon horse welfare petition has been launched. In response to distressing scenes witnessed at this year’s Olympic Games, equestrians call for horse welfare regulations to be improved in Modern Pentathlon events. A sport consisting of five phases, a showjumping phase see competitors ride a horse they have only known for 20 minutes prior to competition. At Tokyo 2020, this lead to horse and rider distress on course when Team Germany’s Annika Schleu stepped up with ride, Saint Boy. Going into the round…

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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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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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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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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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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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Team Austria Withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Competition

Team Austria Withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 Dressage

Team Austria Withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Competition Team Austria are withdrawn from the Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team competition, after last minute changes. Just hours before the start of the Grand Prix at Tokyo 2020, Austrian team rider, Victoria Max-Theurer announced her withdrawal from participation. Passing the trot up yesterday, Victoria has now voluntarily pulled out of contention for Team Austria. Her horse, 11-year old, Westfalian gelding, Abegglen, has developed a dental problem which requires treatment meaning the combination will no longer be able to compete. Victoria explained; I’m…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Withdrawals

Tokyo 2020 - 1st Dressage Horse Inspection at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo (JPN) Lyle Adrienne (USA) ride Salvino Friday 23 July FEI/Christophe Taniere

Tokyo 2020 Dressage Withdrawals The Tokyo 2020 Dressage withdrawals have left some riders out of medal contention before the Games even begin. There were 70 horses presenting at the Tokyo Olympics dressage trot-up. Out of the seventy, just two were sent to the holding box for further inspection. By coincidence, the two horses sent for holding are ridden by husband and wife, Isabelle and and Carlos Pinto. Both horses were travelling reserves for different countries. Isabelle was the French reserve, riding Hot Chocolat VD Kwaplas, a 14-year-old son of Sir…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Preview

Celebrating Germany’s 13th Olympic Dressage team gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: (L to R) Isabell Werth, Dorothee Schneider, Sönke Rothenberger and Kristina Bröring-Sprehe. (FEI/Richard Juilliart)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Preview Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage is ready to take place between the 24 and 25 July 2021. Here’s what to expect from the equestrian dressage competition in Tokyo. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Teams In this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games, there are 60 horse/athlete combinations taking part in the dressage discipline. There will be 30 countries represented on the Olympic stage. 15 teams will take part in the team competition and 15 countries will be represented by individual athletes. Team Germany are defending team champions and are…

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British Olympic Dressage Team For Tokyo 2020

(L-R) Gareth Hughes, Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester - Great Britain selected Equestrian Dressage athletes - Tokyo2020

British Olympic Dressage Team For Tokyo 2020 The British Olympic Dressage 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 Dressage squad is one to watch! British Olympic Dressage Team For Tokyo 2020 View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charlotte Dujardin (@charlotte_dujardincbe) Charlotte Dujardin Double Olympic Champion, Charlotte Dujardin once again joins the squad for Tokyo 2020. Based with team-mate, Carl Hester, at their yard in Newent, Gloustershire, Charlotte coaches, trains…

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