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Category Archives: Youth Olympic Games

Round 1 of the Team Competition

It’s official, the competition has started! Round 1 and Europe are in the lead with zero penalties, followed by South America on four, North America on eight, Australasia and Africa both on twelve and Asia on twenty penalties. Course Designer John Vallance (AUS) produced a fair, fluid and encouraging course that was spot on for […]

Warming up…

A big day for everyone with the official warm-up competition where both the riders and the Organisers tested all the systems in place in front of an enthusiastic Chinese public. For many of the spectators this was the first time they had seen equestrian sport so the excitement was palpable. As for the 30 qualified […]

Team spirit

Third training day for the riders. Everyone’s looking and feeling a little more relaxed and anticipating the team competition which begins in two days. The riders now have a good feel for their horses and have made that all important bond which could take them and their teammates to the podium. Check out the latest […]

Guty’s Angels

The North American team renamed themselves Guty’s Angels earlier today – Guty being the chef d’équipe for this all-girl team made up of the following riders/countries: Polly Serpell from the Cayman Islands, Maria Brugal from the Dominican Republic, Sabrina River Meza from El Salvador, Stephanie Brand from Guatemala and Macarena Chiriboga from Ecuador. The team […]

A lifting performance

The Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Nanjing surpassed all expectations anyone may have had. It defied the laws of physics and showed us just what can be achieved with pure manpower and some impressive lighting effects. Without a doubt an incredible experience for the thousands of young athletes and spectators gathered at the Nanjing […]

Go Jake!

Rider Jake Saywell (GBR) was voted by fellow teammates and friends to be the British team’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony! (c) FEI/Liz Gregg – at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

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