International & National

The 2016 Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association Award winners have been selected. CanTRA is honoured to present the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Outstanding Administrator of the Year and Therapy Horse of the Year.

Newly-crowned Olympic Show Jumping Champion Nick Skelton of Great Britain and two-time Olympic Eventing Champion Michael Jung of Germany will be among the top athletes competing at this year’s Royal Horse Show, held as part of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in downtown Toronto, ON, from November 4 to 13, 2016.

The FEI is proud to announce that all human and equine samples taken during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 have returned negative, making for back-to-back all-round clean Games from both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

In a day of weather that changed as often as the ride leaders, Spain’s Jaume Punti Dachs captured individual gold and led his compatriots Alex Luque Moral and Angel Soy Coll to the team title at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 in Samorin, Slovakia. The championships were held from September 15 to 18.

Canada’s Lauren Barwick closed out the Para-dressage competition with a sixth place finish in the Grade II Freestyle on September 16 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA.

Three London 2012 freestyle titles were successfully defended in the Para-dressage competition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday, September 16, 2016. Belgium’s Michèle George retained hers in the grade IV competition on what was her last championship ride on FBW Rainman, the horse that has taken her to two FEI World Equestrian Games™ titles and three Paralympic gold medals. George beat individual Championship test winner Sophie Wells (GBR) into second place with a score of 76.300% to Well’s 76.350%. The Netherlands’ Frank Hosmar took the bronze.

Following superb wins by British riders in the grades II and Ia individual tests at the Olympic equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Thursday, September 15, 2016, Great Britain have won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 Para-dressage competition.

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