Pictures of the equestrian week: July 18 to 24

By Carla Passino on |



A ticket for Rio

America’s dressage and eventing teams (pictured above and below, respectively) have both secured spots for the 2016 Rio Olympics with their victories at the Pan-American Games in Toronto.

The US Eventing team won the PanAmerican Games in Toronto and gained a spot at the Rio Olympics

Germany wins FEI Nations Cup

The German dressage team (shown here at Vidauban) finished first in the Nations Cup ahead of The Netherlands and Denmark.

Germany won the Fei Dressage Nations Cup

Swiss horses test positive for doping

Three Swiss showjumping horses, Nasa and Nino des Buissonnets (pictured below), both ridden by Steve Guerdat at the CSIO5* at La Baule, and Charivari KG, ridden by Alessandra Bichsel at the CSIOY (Young Riders) in Deauville, have tested positive for banned substances. Both horses and riders have been provisionally suspended but the FEI stated that the presence of a substance that is not used in any veterinary product “suggests that this could be contamination.”

Squad named for the European Dressage Championships

The team that will represent Great Britain in the European Dressage Championships at Aachen consists of Charlotte Dujardin with Valegro (pictured below), Carl Hester with Nip Tuck, Fiona Bigwood with Atterupgaards Orthilia and Michael Eilberg with Marakov.

Who is faster?

Riders keep pace with cyclists at stage seventeen of the Tour de France.

Carl Hester says farewell to Dolendo

Carl Hester (pictured here at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna Gala in 2011) lost his stalwart partner Dolendo, which was put down at age 21.


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