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Equestrian Sport Gallops into the Rio Limelight

Equestrian sport arrives in Rio with its head held high, the bit between its teeth and on the crest of a wave of expansion across the globe. 21 July 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ The Rio 2016 Summer Games sport entries (FEI Definite Entries) are set, and a total of 200 athlete and horse combinations…

Countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

21 June 2016, Rio ~ As of 23 June, there are 42 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where 200 human and equine athletes will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, will welcome a further 78 athletes who will…

Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 Allocated to Slovakia

The 2016 World Championships will run from 15-18 September15 June 2016, Switzerland ~ The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 will be held in Samorin (SVK) following a decision at yesterday’s FEI Bureau monthly teleconference meeting. A unanimous proposal from the FEI Endurance Committee recommending the Slovakian venue received the support of the full Bureau.…

Longines Ladies Award Honors Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

14 June 2016, UK Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in London’s Natural History Museum on 13 June 2016. The Princess Royal, FEI President from 1986-1994 and now an FEI Honorary President, joined global horse sport industry leaders on the eve of Royal Ascot, Britain’s most valuable race…

FEI World Endurance Championship 2016 Bids to Re-Open

The FEI has ruled that the FEI World Endurance Championships will not be held in Dubai in 2016 8 Apr 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ The FEI Bureau acknowledged the efforts that have been made by the United Arab Emirates National Federation (UAE NF) in Endurance since the reinstatement of the National Federation in July 2015.…

Olympic Format Debate serves as Reality Check for Equestrian Sport

5 April 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ A record number of delegates attended the 2016 FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne which ran from 4-5 April 2016, as panelists and press debated the future shape of equestrian sport on the first day of the forum. “What you’re facing is nothing less than a reality check for the sport,”…

Olympic 2020 City Tokyo to host FEI General Assembly 2016

17 March 2016, Lausanne (SUI), Tokyo, host city for the 2020 Olympic Games, has given the best possible endorsement for equestrian sport by inviting the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to hold its General Assembly in the Japanese capital in November 2016. The allocation of the 2016 FEI General Assembly to Tokyo was approved by the…