The team show jumping final this morning had us on the edge of our seats as the standings shifted with every fallen rail. Ultimately, France came out on top with their second ever Olympic team...» Read More!
By the time event horses reach the Olympic level, they pretty much have the CCI format down: you do your dressage test, you run cross country, and if all systems are go you tackle a...» Read More!
France has won team gold in eventing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, finishing on a final score of 169.0 and taking the title for just the second time in the country’s...» Read More!
Behind every top rider, there’s a top groom. For Lauren Kieffer, that person — Shannon Kinsley — doubles as a longtime friend. Shannon was the recipient of the 2015 PRO Liz Cochran Memorial Groom’s Award,...» Read More!
The final day of the eventing competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is upon us. After an emotional roller coaster ride of a cross country day, it’s still anyone’s game. The course is designed...» Read More!
All horses that presented at this morning’s final inspection at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were ultimately accepted, sending 46 combinations on to the first round of show jumping. Three were sent to...» Read More!
It’s the final day of the Rio Olympics for the eventing competition and I think we’re all a bit emotionally drained. I’ve experienced joy, anger, sadness, fear, despair and hope in rapid succession over the past few days and...» Read More!
Another cross country day at a major championships, another let down for Team USA. After failing to complete a team at the 2014 World Equestrians in Normandy, many hoped the U.S. was back on track...» Read More!
Pierre Michelet’s intense Olympic cross country track was no joke. With the leaderboard already getting a full shuffle since the conclusion of dressage, we will likely have some more inspiring triumphs and heartbreaking upsets by the...» Read More!
Needless to say, today’s cross country at the Rio Olympics was extremely influential. Prior to the start, the riders acknowledged the difficulty of the task ahead and knew that the optimum time would be difficult...» Read More!
We just witnessed one of the most influential cross country days in history, with Pierre Michelet’s technical track totally turning the leaderboard upside down to leave Chris Burton and Santano II in individual gold position and...» Read More!
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the Olympic cross country mix zone today. Jenni Autry spent her day ducking in and out, catching up with riders after they came off course. Here’s...» Read More!
IT’S GO TIME! Cross country at the Rio Olympics begins at 9 a.m. EST and we are so pumped! Pierre Michelet’s course is no walk in the park and it’s being said the time will...» Read More!
Today we begin the real meat of the sport, cross country day! The cross country consists of 33 numbered obstacles (45 total jumping efforts) across 5,840 meters of the Deodoro complex. The horses will have to cover the distance...» Read More!
After two brilliant days of dressage in Rio, I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready to get things going on the cross country course. The scores are so very close on the leaderboard...» Read More!
The start of cross country in Rio will begin in T-minus 14 hours, and the ride times have just been released. You can see the times via our good friend and announcer extraordinaire, John Kyle...» Read More!
William Fox-Pitt’s storybook comeback is one step closer to reality following the conclusion of dressage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. No one could catch his leading 37.0 score with Chilli Morning...» Read More!
We have just 16 of 65 athletes left to complete the dressage phase of Rio Olympic eventing. Headlining the grand finale, there are several team and individual storylines up in the air and exciting performances...» Read More!
It’s been a bit of an anticlimactic morning here on the second day of dressage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. While we’ve seen numerous dressage powerhouses enter the ring, none of...» Read More!
There’s a vibrance and energy about Rio do Janeiro that beckons you to fall in love with Brazil, and that same color and charm comes through loud and clear on Pierre Michelet’s 2016 Olympic Games...» Read More!
… and world’s largest collection of terrible dressage puns! Jenni is tweeting the action ringside in Rio; she’ll be bringing us a lunch update and full report at the end of the day. For those...» Read More!
Welcome back to dressage for Rio! We’re now entering the second day of competition, which means another full day of fancy prancing. Today is when we’ll see the majority of the heavy hitters, as the...» Read More!
I published my first blog from Rio yesterday singing the city’s praises, so naturally a bullet was shot from some unknown location and came through the roof of the media center tent today. If that all sounds very...» Read More!