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Support our equestrian riders in Rio ! #RideWithUs

The Olympics, one of the most legendary sporting events across the World for which equestrian has been a part for over 100 years. It is a wonderful opportunity for all participating sports to gain global recognition, attract new fans and drive commercial interest thanks to the world wide coverage.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are measuring and monitoring the appeal and popularity of each sport during Rio as part of a process of choosing which ones remain Olympic disciplines in the coming years and equestrian sport needs to show how strong and popular it is.

That is why each and every member, stakeholder, fan and athlete from all disciples across Australia needs to watch, comment, share on social media, spread the word and support our sport during these Olympic Games.

The FEI has created an engagement driven campaign called #TwoHearts and Equestrian Australia has created a campaign called #RideWithUs, so use both hashtags on all social media platforms when sharing any posts either from or about our athletes and sport, (specifically the posts from media, our National Olympic and Paralympic Committees and the official Rio 2016 page). You can also continue to use the general #Equestrian and the discipline specific: #Eventing, #Dressage, #Jumping, #Paraequestrian hashtags every time you share your excitement.

How to follow Equestrian during the 2016 Rio Olympics?



Channel 7 has the exclusive broadcast rights in Australia and will be broadcasting Live on free-to-air TV and will show the Games across its 3 channels offering over 900 hours of Olympic coverage : Channel 7, Channel 7TWO (this channel will be showing most of the equestrian competition) and Channel 7mate.

Live on your different devices:

Equestrian Australia would like to encourage all members to download the “Olympics on 7” App for a personalised experience of the games and to watch all equestrian competitions. We believe data collected from this App may be used to determine future coverage of particular sports on Free to Air, so let’s get behind our sport and help it to achieve the coverage it is due!

* Please be aware that Equestrian Australia's social media platforms are limited in the content shared during the Games due to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) policy, and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) policy known as rule 40.3.
** The full access to content will be subject to a PREMIUM fee for some users. Check out conditions HERE

Eventing horses celebrate birthday in Rio

Four-legged members of Australia’s Eventing team have celebrated a birthday in Rio, marking the occasion with a special cake constructed of carrots. Read more HERE.Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

A focused Griffiths holds high hopes for Aussie Eventing team

Eventing rider Sam Griffiths is about to embark upon his second Olympic Games and after a smoother preparation to that which he experienced ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the 44-year-old has high hopes for himself and his team in Rio. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Eventing team tests Olympic Centre’s main arena

Australia's Eventing team has had its first opportunity to ride on the main arena at the Olympic Equestrian Centre at Deodoro.

London Olympian Christopher Burton is part of the four member team and says the venue meets their expectations. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Interview with Australian Eventing Team Vet, Nathan Anthony

Nathan Anthony, team vet for the Australian Eventing squad, was one of the six vets that flew with the horses from Europe to Rio. He was also present during the Eventing Team Rio 2016 Staging Camp last week in the UK. WATCH Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Eventing Preview

Australia, Germany and the USA have all won the Olympic Eventing team title four times, and Christopher Burton, Sam Griffiths, Shane Rose and Stuart Tinney look set to fly that Australian flag high once again. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Touchdown! First Olympic horses arrive in Rio de Janeiro!

The first Olympic horses are settling into their athletes’ village – the new-build stables at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro. Read more HERE. Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Shar your experience in Rio

Are you planning to cheer on the Aussies in the Equestrian at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? Will you be a volunteer ? Will you officiate ? If so we want to hear from you.

Simply fill out this form to let us know if you'll be there. We want to connect our Aussie Equestrian fans travelling to Rio and share your experiences with our supporters back in Australia.

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