2016 Rio Dressage

Dujardin and her horse with a heart of gold do it again

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold medallist at London 2012 is the first British woman to retain an individual […]

Individual Dressage Freestyle – Dujardin and Valegro Golden Again

London 2012 Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Valegro defended their title and took the gold decisively with 93.857%, ahead of silver medalist Isabell Werth (GER) scoring 89.071% Weihegold OLD, while fellow German and world #1 Kristina Broring-Sprehe grabbed the bronze riding Desperados FRH with 87.142%. Charlotte, 31, added a second individual Olympic gold to […]

Belinda Trussell Closes Out Dressage for Canada in Grand Prix Special

Belinda Trussell from Stouffville, ON closed out the second Olympic appearance of her career on Aug. 12, finishing 27th individually in the dressage portion of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA. Dressage competition at the Games began with a field of 60 horse/rider combinations in the Grand Prix on Aug. 10 […]

Normal order restored as Germany takes Olympic Dressage team gold once again

Like re-booting to re-establish a connection, Germany clinched team Dressage gold in considerable style at the Olympic Equestrian Park in Deodoro today. Germany has now won eight of the last nine Olympic team Dressage contests – with only Great Britain spoiling the party on home soil in 2012 – and today’s result brings the Germans […]

Trussell Scores 72.325% in Grand Prix Special in Rio

Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, was third in the ring in the Grand Prix Special on a cool and overcast morning at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Riding the 16-year-old Anton, Trussell, 44, had placed 28th in the previous day’s Grand Prix with a score of 71.286%, securing a spot in the Special. They performed a […]

Queen Charlotte steals the show in Rio; Germany leads the Team Dressage

The multiple record-breaking British partnership and defending Olympic champions, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, more than lived up to expectations when producing the top score as the Dressage Grand Prix drew to a close at the Olympic Equestrian Venue in Deodoro this afternoon. But not even the shining star of the sport could halt the steady […]

Trussell and Anton Score 72.214% in Grand Prix at Deodoro

Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, was the first competitor into the stadium on the second day of Grand Prix. Under sunny skies she and Anton, a 16-year-old Sachsen-Anhaltiner gelding owned by Robyn Eames and Mark Trussell, had a lovely test, earning nines from several judges for her piaffe work. “Anton was very good. He was very […]

Emotional roller-coaster on opening day of Olympic Dressage

Great tests from both Dorothee Schneider and Sonke Rothenberger have given Team Germany a firm hold at the top of both the individual and team leaderboards after the opening day of Olympic Dressage at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. The Grand Prix is the first of the two competitions that will […]

Parzival Retired During Grand Prix

Fans were stunned when Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival (NED) pulled up just a few movements into the Grand Prix test. Cornelissen was clearly gutted to have her amazing horse go out on such a low note, and revealed that an infection was to blame. “It started yesterday morning, I came to the stable and his […]
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