by Louise Parkes for FEI Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat claimed individual jumping gold at the London 2012 Olympic venue at Greenwich Park today when he was the only rider in the final competition to maintain a completely clean sheet in the two rounds. And in a thrilling two-way third-round jump off, The Netherlands’ Gerco Schroder pipped Ireland’s Cian O’Connor for silver.
Rich Fellers and Flexible put in a valiant effort in the Individual Show Jumping Final at the Olympic Games and came up with a top 10 finish on just five faults.
by Daniel Kaiser for FEI Over 130 athletes, 40 lungers and 54 horses from 15 nations have competed in the FEI Open European Junior Vaulting Championships 2012 (1-5 August) in the Areál Zdravia Rozálka equestrian centre in Pezinok, Slovakia.
by Louise Parkes for FEI You could hardly have scripted it better as Great Britain’s Dressage riders scooped Olympic team gold. The equestrian venue at Greenwich Park resounded to the wild roars of the home crowd as their jumpers topped the team podium for the first time in 60 years.
It was an historic day at Greenwich Park. Less than 24 hours after the British Show Jumping Team won it's first Olympic Team Gold medal in 60 years, the British Dressage Team won it's first Olympic medal ever, and it was Gold.
The following drivers have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to represent the U.S. in the 2012 FEI Four-in-Hand Driving World Championships, in Reisenbeck, Germany, August 15-19, 2012.
Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) returned to the Olympic Games with Ravel and proved that the 14-year-old KWPN gelding still has what it takes to be competitive at the highest level of the sport of dressage. Four years after they were fourth individually in Hong Kong at the 2008 Games, Peters and Ravel scored 77.705% in Greenwich Park's main arena to lead the U.S. Team to fifth place at the conclusion of the first half of the Team Competition.
Michael Gallagher, President of Equine Canada, has issued the following statement regarding the International Equestrian Federation's (FEI) hypersensitivity testing protocol in connection with the disqualification of Victor, Canadian Show Jumper from the 2012 Olympic Games.
Following the completion of the first half of the Dressage competition, the Jumping horses got their first glimpse of the main arena as 90 horses from 26 countries were presented before the Ground Jury at the jog. The U.S. Team looked sharp under the care of veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, farrier Dr. Todd Meister, physio Janus Marquis, and their grooms (listed below). George Morris is serving as Chef d'Equipe, he will retire at the end of 2012.
by Louise Parkes for FEI There were ecstatic scenes in Greenwich Park this afternoon when Great Britain ended a 60-year drought to claim Jumping team gold for only the second time in the history of the Olympic Games.