Testing the partnerships – Individual Competition A

A challenging but fair course posed quite a few questions to the riders today in the Individual Competition Round A. There were nevertheless nine clear rounds with three of those coming from the Australasian riders which placed fifth overall in the team competition: Emily Fraser from New Zealand riding Exilio, Hong Kong’s Lennard Chiang with […]





Draw – allocation of horses!


Opening Ceremony


Team Competition 1


Team Final – MEDALS


Individual Competition 1


Individual Final – MEDALS


Closing Ceremony



The Riders

You can view a list of all the riders here




Emily Fraser (NZL) & Exilio
Martina Campi (ARG) & Darina
Jake Hunter (AUS) & For The Star


Team Europe: Matias Alvaro (ITA), Michael Duffy (IRL), Jake Saywell (GBR), Filip Agren (SWE), Lisa Nooren (NED)
Team South America: Francisco Calvelo Martinez (URU), Antoine Porte (CHI), Valeria Jimenez Caballero (PAR), Martina Campi (ARG), Bianca De Souza Rodriguez (BRA)
Team North America: Polly Serpell (CAY), Macarena Chiriboga Granja (ECU), Sabrina Rivera Meza (ESA), Stefanie Brand (GUA), Maria Brugal (DOM)


Thirty riders from thirty nations compete on borrowed horses for individual and team medals.

The team event has two rounds with a total of six teams (grouped by continent) competing. Each team includes no more than five rider/horse combinations. The scores of the top three riders who have the least penalty points in each round will be added as the team score. The final ranking of the team event will be determined by the total score of the two rounds.

The individual has two rounds as well. All rider/horse combinations will compete in both rounds. The rider with the least penalty points at the end of both rounds rider with the least amount of penalty points and so on.

The complete rules can be found here



Athlete Role Model

The Athlete Role Model (ARM) programme is a really unique element of the Youth Olympic Games. Selected by the 28 International Federations, whose sports will feature at Nanjing 2014, the ARMs include many legendary names from the world of sport, including Olympic and world champions. In Nanjing, they will play a key role in supporting, mentoring and offering advice to the 3,800 young athletes who will be participating in the Games. The ARMs will be accessible to the athletes both in the Youth Olympic Village and during a series of educational activities and workshops that will focus on areas such as skills development, how to lead healthy lifestyles, environment and social responsibility and Olympism.

Athletes at the Youth Olympic Games will get to engage in conversations with the ARMs throughout the Games. They will be behind the scenes during competition and will also be available for informal chats in the ARM lounge that will be open to all participants. The athletes can also learn valuable lessons from the ARMs during “Chat with Champions” sessions, which will also be accessible to people around the world on the IOC’s digital platforms. And YOG fans will have the opportunity to put their questions directly to the ARMs during informal chat sessions on the IOC’s social media channels.

The full list of 37 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will attend the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing can be found here.

Equestrian Athlete Role Model – Samantha Lam (HKG)

Hong Kong Olympian Samantha Lam is the Equestrian Athlete Role Model for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Lam became one of the youngest athletes to contest an FEI World Cup™ Final in 1997, when she competed in Gothenburg’s Scandinavium arena in Sweden aged just 18. She went on to represent Hong Kong at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and in 2009 secured team bronze at the National Games in Jinan, China, where she was also presented with the Sportsmanship Award. In 2010, Lam helped to secure Hong Kong’s first equestrian medal, team bronze, at the Asian Games in Guangzhou (CHN).

After a short “baby break” following the birth of her son Daniel in December 2012, she jumped back in the saddle and is now competing in the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour, with her sights set firmly on the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Korea, which open on 9 September.

“The Youth Olympic Games are a fantastic opportunity for our younger generation of athletes to get a taste for the Olympic Games, and meet athletes from different cultures”, said Samantha Lam. “Equestrian will be extra special in Nanjing, simply because our athletes will be competing for YOG medals with horses, making us entirely unique. The team format for equestrian at YOG is also very exciting with one rider from every continent forming a team, teaching our young athletes the vital sporting and life skill of working together for a common goal.”

Lam (35), who in 1993 at the age of 14 won the prestigious Spruce Meadows Junior of the Year Award, and repeated the feat in 1995, has some wise words for the young equestrians heading to Nanjing: “At the end of the day, you cannot always control the outcome. Do your best and enjoy the experience. It is not about winning, it is about sportsmanship, overcoming hardships and accepting defeat. Winning can come easy, but so can losing. It is important to be humble and be a sportsman in every situation. These are qualities that I will be teaching my son about.”

“Samantha Lam is a superb ambassador for equestrian sport and role model for our young athletes in Nanjing”, FEI President HRH Princess Haya said. “As a mother and international athlete, she is also a great role model for our young female athletes as they consider their future careers.”

“The Youth Olympic Games represent an incredible opportunity for the next generation of Olympic equestrian athletes, and Nanjing will be a valuable character building experience, which our athletes will cherish for the rest of their lives.”



The Youth Olympic Games

The Youth Olympics are held every four years as staggered summer and winter events. Nearly 3600 athletes from all over the world aged 15 to 18 competed in 28 sports at the 2010 Summer YOG, which were followed two years later by the first Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

China currently tops the YOG all-time medals table with 66 medals, including 37 gold.

But the YOG are not just about sport. A culture and education programme, which encourages cultural exchanges between the young athletes, focuses on five main themes: Olympism, social responsibility, skills development, expression and well-being and healthy lifestyles. The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will take place from 16 to 28 August under the slogan “Share the Games, Share our Dreams”.

Thirty nations, including China, are to compete in team and individual Jumping events at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next August.

Six teams, composed of five riders from different countries, will represent Africa, Asia, Australasia, South America, Europe & North America and Central America & the Caribbean Islands.

The 30 young equestrians will compete on horses provided by the Organising Committee and the combinations will be decided by a draw. A further eight to ten horses will be made available as reserve mounts. The same procedure was followed at the 2010 inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where equestrian sport was also represented by Jumping.

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