What a fantastic result for our eventing team, to be awarded the Bronze Medal after such a difficult challenge is an amazing acheivement. Congratulations to all involved.
Good luck to our other equestrian competitors in their events over the next few days.
Valegro Champion Horse - HB
See Valegro in action in the Dressage Competition in Rio.
Valegro is nothing short of a world-wide phenomenon, a horse who has taken the sporting world by storm.
In an unprecedented career, he has gone from rejection to concurrent Olympic, World and European Gold and a World No 1 ranking - leaving a trail of broken World records in his wake.
From gangly youngster to 'the best the world has seen', this is the heart-warming story of the horse that revolutionized a centuries-old sport and won the hearts of equestrian and sports fans everywhere. Voted the Nation's favourite horse, he has achieved international fame and admiration and has a character and intelligence that the public clearly adores.
This modern-day Black Beauty story is told by his owner and trainer, Carl Hester, who had the vision to bring together the potential of a young rider - Charlotte Dujardin - with a horse whose outstanding ability has proved that dreams can still come true.
With honesty, humour and contributions from leading lights across the equestrian world, this book is an inspiring and indispensable must-have for equestriennes, sports fans and anybody interested in achieving success against the odds.
Jappeloup - French Subtitled Showjumping Movie - DVD
The story of a little horse and his determined rider. A fabulous true story that follows their journey with all the highs and lows on their way to Olympic stardom in the world of Showjumping.
Based on the inspirational true story of a horse that was deemed too small to become a champion, JAPPELOUP stars Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil, Marina Hands and Donald Sutherland.
At the start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand (Guillaume Canet) abandons a promising legal career and throws himself into his true passion - show jumping.
With his father’s (Daniel Auteuil) backing, he gambles everything on a young horse who no one else had any faith in: Jappeloup. Too small, too stubborn, too impetuous, he has many faults, but nonetheless has a remarkable jumping ability. From competition to competition, the pair improve and begin to make their mark on the show jumping world. But the Los Angeles Olympic Games is a disaster for them, and Pierre has to face up to his shortcomings.
With the help of his wife, Nadia, and groom Raphaëlle, Pierre has to regain Jappeloup’s confidence and build a relationship with the remarkable horse, as the 1988 Seoul Olympics looms.
4 FILM FAVOURITES: Black Beauty, National Velvet, International Velvet, The Story of Seabiscuit - DVD Region 1
International Velvet is the story of Sarah Brown, the neice of Velvet Brown, the young girl who won the Grand National on her beloved horse The Pie (National Velvet).
Follow Sarah as her determined unwaivering drive takes her from the shores of her sleepy coastal town to the International Competition arena and on to the Olympics.
Unfortunately this is the only way we can get International Velvet. The bonus for you is that you get 3 other fabulous movies included. Please also note this is a Region 1 DVD. You will require an All Region Player to ensure correct playback.
Olympic Equestrian - A Century of International Horse Sport - Softcover
Few sights are as enthralling as rider and horse, in perfect partnership, competing for the glory of their country.
Whether it is the thrill of cross-country, the bravado of showjumping, or the elegance of dressage, the Olympic equestrian disciplines offer horsemanship and athleticism at the highest levels.
Olympic Equestrian: A Century of International Horse Sport chronicles the origins of eventing, jumping, and dressage and their segue into the mainstream Olympic Games. Author Jennifer O. Bryant relates the important developments that have shaped the horse world and equestrian competition as we know it today. She also shares the stories of such great Olympic partnerships...
In addition, Bryant discusses how the Games are organized and teams are selected as well as forecasting what the future might hold for the equestrian disciplines. Olympic Equestrian is a comprehensive account that all horse enthusiasts will enjoy.