Olympics

Individual Show Jumping Wraps Up at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kent Farrington and Voyeur (Shannon Brinkman Photo) The Rio 2016 Olympic Games show jumping competition came to a climatic close at Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center on Friday, ending in a jump-off to determine the Individual medals. With two clear rounds, Kent Farrington and Voyeur earned a spot in the jump-off for the U.S. along with five other combinations. Farrington and…

U.S. Tied for First after Round One of Team Show Jumping Competition at Rio Olympic Games

(Shannon Brinkman Photo) The equestrian venue at Deodoro Olympic Park was filled with excitement Tuesday for the second day of show jumping at the 2016 Olympic Games. A total of 69 athlete-and-horse combinations representing 24 countries, including 15 teams, competed in the first half of the two-round team competition, which also served as the second qualifier for the individual finals….

Laura Graves Leads U.S. in Dressage Individual Final at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Excitement filled the air as the final day of dressage got underway at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center on Monday. The top 18 competitors from eight nations competed in the Grand Prix Freestyle, the deciding competition for the Individual medals. Only three athletes from each nation were eligible to compete. After winning the Bronze…

U.S. Show Jumping Team Tied for Eighth on Day One at Rio Olympic Games

(Shannon Brinkman Photo) The show jumping competition, the third and final equestrian discipline at the 2016 Olympic Games, got underway at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center, on Sunday, showcasing 75 athlete-and-horse combinations from 27 nations. In addition to serving as the first individual qualifier, Sunday’s results determined the starting order for the Team Competition. Kent Farrington produced a clear round…

U.S. Dressage Team Wins Bronze Medal at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

 (Shannon Brinkman Photo) The U.S. Dressage Team won the Bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday following the conclusion of the second half of team competition, the Grand Prix Special. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, the team, comprised of, Allison Brock and Rosevelt, Laura Graves and Verdades, Kasey Perry-Glass and Dublet, and Steffen Peters and Legolas…

U.S. Dressage Team Moves Up Leaderboard after Second Day of Grand Prix Competition at Rio

Shannon Brinkman Photo The second day of dressage competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games had sunshine beaming down on the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center as the remaining 30 athlete-and-horse combinations took to the main arena to perform the  Grand Prix test, the first of two tests in team competition. The U.S. team, which held fourth place after the first…