Wednesday 24th of July 2024

Rio 2016

Rio Showjumping Olympians chat to Eleanore Kelly

Rio-bound showjumpers Ben Maher and John Whitaker along with Di Lampard spoke to The Gaitpost at the big reveal on Tuesday

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RIO: Here come the girls!

Big smiles, hot tub celebrations and trying to keep things normal. Eleanore Kelly chats to Team GBR’s Eventing trio of serious girl power heading to Rio.

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William Fox-Pitt: Let’s focus on Rio now

VIDEO: Eleanor Kelly chats to William Fox-Pitt about his road to recovery and team selection, thanks to the team committed on getting him & Chilli to Rio

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6 Nations to make Olympic and Paralympic Debuts

A total of six nations will be making their Olympic and Paralympic debuts at Rio 2016 when they field athletes for the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Para-Equestrian Dressage.

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Marlborough’s Jesse Campbell re-routes to Boekelo

Marlborough-based event rider Jesse Campbell will represent New Zealand as part of the Nations Cup team competing at Boekelo in Holland later this week having been asked to re-route his ex-racehorse Kaapachino from Pau by the New Zealand Eventing High Performance selectors

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Brits secure their place at Rio 2016

“There was a lot at stake for the sport. It was imperative that we qualified for Rio and the pressure has been immense,” Di Lampard, World Class Showjumping Performance Manager, spoke to the press about securing GB a place at Rio to defend their Team Gold medal

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Olympic Equestrian Test Event marks one-year countdown to Rio 2016

The Olympic Equestrian Test Event – the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials – gets underway on 6 August, a day after celebrations in Brazil to mark the one-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Find out who will be there and what is being tested.

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Team GB fans can now request tickets for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The British public can now request tickets to see Team GB in action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Brazil from 5-21 August next year. Here’s how.

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Alex Hua Tian

Chinese eventer Alex Hua Tian really is one in a billion. Having won a Silver Medal for China at the 2014 Asian Games, he is the youngest eventer ever to compete at an Olympics as well as being China’s first equestrian Olympian in history. This charming Old Etonian is a young man who has proved to be an outstanding ambassador for his nation and his sport. He, alone, represents China and his next goal is the Rio Olympics in 2016. We caught up with Alex on Chinese New Year.

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