2016 Rio Jumping

Eric Lamaze Delivers Bronze for Canada

Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON had the crowd on the edge of their seats as he sped to a bronze medal finish in a six-horse jump-off on Aug. 19 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA. Nick Skelton of Great Britain won gold after riding Big Star to a clear jump-off […]

Brilliant Bronze

After six rounds of show jumping and a six-way jump-off for the gold, Canada’s Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 won the bronze medal, Peder Fredricson and All In won the silver for Sweden, and Nick Skelton with Big Star earned the gold medal for Great Britain. Lamaze originally purchased Fine Lady as a 1.50m […]

Lamaze and his very Fine Lady

On the eve of the Olympic individual Jumping Final at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today, the riders are thinking ahead to tomorrow’s big challenge. A total of 35 combinations will tackle the track when the action gets underway at 10.00 local time, and if form is anything to go by then […]

Rio Jumping Individual: 38 horses declared fit to compete in Final

The president of the Rio 2016 Equestrian Olympic ground jury, Stephan Ellenbruch (GER), and foreign veterinary delegate Tim Randle (GBR) this afternoon passed 38 horses as fit to compete for the individual jumping medals on Friday following a second inspection. Emerald for Harrie Smolders (NED) was sent to the holding box, but was accepted on a […]

Ludger Beerbaum to Retire from National Team

Legendary German show jumper Ludger Beerbaum, winner of four Olympic gold and one bronze medal (the latter at these Rio Olympics), two golds, one silver and one bronze World Championship medals, and six gold, three silver and two bronze European Championship medals, has announced his retirement from the national team. The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup […]

Canadian Jumpers Finish Fourth in Rio

The second round of team competition ended with Canada tied with Germany for third place, but a jump-off settled the tie and Canada accepted fourth place. France earned a well-fought gold medal and despite working with a three-man team, the United States took home silver. The day started with the announcement that Michael Whitaker’s stallion, […]

Fighting French Fly to Victory in Olympic Team Jumping Final

France claimed Team Jumping gold for only the second time in the history of the Olympic Games with a brilliant performance at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. Lying only a single penalty point behind the joint-leaders from Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and USA after yesterday’s first round of competition, they added just […]

Canadian Jumping Team Takes Fourth Following Jump-Off for Bronze

The Canadian Show Jumping Team finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, following a jump-off for the bronze medal in the Team Final held Wednesday, August 17. Individually, 2008 Canadian Olympic Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, was the only rider to post a perfect score of zero in qualifying competition […]