Latest Equestrian News

Poland gives humanitarian visa to 2nd Belarus athlete

Sep. 05, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A lawmaker in Poland says a second Belarussian athlete, an equestrian who was excluded from the country's Olympic team after criticizing state authorities, has been given a humanitarian visa and refuge in Poland. Belarus dressage rider Olga...

Farm gift pledge to UT-Martin worth a system record $79.5M

Aug. 23, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — University officials say a former equestrian Olympic gold medalist’s commitment to donate her family farm to the University of Tennessee at Martin after her death is valued at a record-breaking $79.5 million. A news release Friday from the Martin...

Springsteen, US fall to Swedes in jump off, earn silver

Aug. 07, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Springsteen family has gone platinum many times over. Time to make space for a little silver, too. Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team came up just short of Olympic gold, falling to Sweden in a jump off Saturday...

Sumo removed, but equestrian course designer defends choice

Aug. 06, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A sumo wrestler that may have spooked the horses was knocked out of the Olympic equestrian ring Friday night, but the course designer is defending his decision to include the lifelike fighter in the first place. The statue and a nearby patch of cherry trees...

Springsteen, US team qualify for equestrian jumping final

Aug. 06, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team earned an encore performance in qualifying Friday night. Springsteen and gold medal-winning teammates Laura Kraut and McClain Ward secured a spot in Saturday night's team jumping final with a trio of...

Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue

Aug. 03, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Equestrian jumpers aren't keen on surprises. Neither are the horses, and it takes years of training to keep them from getting spooked. Of course, no horse in Tuesday night's Olympic jumping qualifier had ever seen anything like obstacle No. 10. ...

Springsteen makes Olympic debut, falls short in qualifier

Aug. 03, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Olympic Latest: Bencic wins tennis gold for Switzerland

Jul. 31, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis...