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Equestrian Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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dcro    965

CHIO Rotterdam starts tomorrow. This will be the last Olympic selection event for dressage teams of USA, Australia, Belgium and Great Britain. And also the first selection event for the Dutch.

 

More about it here.

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dcro    965

FEI updated the qualification list.

 

Switzerland and Belarus declined quotas in eventing and that's how Poland and Italy got them. Sadly, we now lose Belarus in equestrian. :( Don't know what happened. Tseliapushkina was supposed to go with Passat to their third straight Olympics... Competing on the same horse for three Olympics is remarkable achievment and it very rarely happens.

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dcro    965

We have a possible scandal now. Well it is a bit of a scandl already.

 

Alexander Onishchenko, rich Ukrainian who has been investing in that international "Ukrainian" jumping team has been accused for corruption in Ukraine. Apparently, he sold no less than 44 horses after that. It is not known for sure, but it is possible that all Ukrainian horses from Olympic long list have been sold (all of them were owned by Onishchenko). If true, that would make them ineligible to compete at the Olympics.


If that happens then it will be Ireland that gets the team quota.

 

http://www.worldofshowjumping.com/en/News/Paul-Schockemoehle-buys-44-horses-from-Alexander-Onischenko.html

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OlympicIRL    501
22 minutes ago, dcro said:

We have a possible scandal now. Well it is a bit of a scandl already.

 

Alexander Onishchenko, rich Ukrainian who has been investing in that international "Ukrainian" jumping team has been accused for corruption in Ukraine. Apparently, he sold no less than 44 horses after that. It is not known for sure, but it is possible that all Ukrainian horses from Olympic long list have been sold (all of them were owned by Onishchenko). If true, that would make them ineligible to compete at the Olympics.


If that happens then it will be Ireland that gets the team quota.

 

http://www.worldofshowjumping.com/en/News/Paul-Schockemoehle-buys-44-horses-from-Alexander-Onischenko.html

 

 

And perhaps more importantly than getting the team quota would be the additional three individual quotas. Cian O'Connor and the Irish media had been highlighting this possibility for a few days.... I hope and pray our team may finally get luck on our side after the rotten luck we endured in qualification.

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dcro    965
3 minutes ago, Adriano said:

Why Ireland not Czech?

 

http://image.prntscr.com/image/057901c73b7e40c786255934ab88c8ee.png

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dcro    965
4 minutes ago, Adriano said:

 

So event in Samorin was useless. I hate FEI.

 

It wasn't useless as Ukraine qualified. And to be fair Ireland has a better team than the Czechs.

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Adriano    6
Przed chwilą, dcro napisał:

 

It wasn't useless as Ukraine qualified. And to be fair Ireland has a better team than the Czechs.

 

They have own qualification.

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dcro    965

Ukraine's list of potential Olympic horses has been narrowed down apparently, but they still have enough to make a team in Rio. But, if nothing else, this hopefully means the end of Ukrainian international jumping team, as they lost their main investor...

 

http://www.worldofshowjumping.com/en/News/Ukraine-narrows-Olympic-alternatives-following-Schockemoehle-purchase.html

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OlympicsFan    91
Am ‎20‎.‎06‎.‎2016 um 09:41 schrieb dcro:

The qualification period for MES (minimum eligibility standards) ended yesterday. I think all made it, the only questionmark is South Korean dressage rider.

 

Germany announced their long list for eventing in Rio. Long list actually contains "inner circle" which is the likely team for Rio. Blocks 1 & 2 is likely the reserve list. How much would I like to see Bettina Hoy in Rio though!

 

Inner circle

Sandra Auffarth (Opgun Louvo)

Michael Jung (Sam, Takinou, Rocana)

Ingrid Klimke (Hale Bob)

Andreas Ostholt (So is et)

 

Block 1

Bettina Hoy (Designer)

Julia Krajewski (Samourai du Thot)

Dirk Schrade (Hop and Skip)

 

Block 2

Claas Hermann Romeike (Cato)

Andreas Dibowski (It's me)

 

In other news, USA eventing team will be named today.

 

 

Meanwhile, Danish dressage championships ended. Podium finishers Dufour, Kasprzak and Kirk Thinggaard are in "crystal water" for selection. Final team to be confirmed on July 17th.

 

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Bettina Hoy looked really amazing yesterday, i think she will replace Schrade. Klimke, Hoy, Auffarth and Jung would be an amazing Team.

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dcro    965
3 hours ago, OlympicsFan said:

Bettina Hoy looked really amazing yesterday, i think she will replace Schrade. Klimke, Hoy, Auffarth and Jung would be an amazing Team.


She was excellent in dressage, but quite bad in jumping yesterday and XC today. Although Aachen XC course is one of the hard ones, I don't see her having a chance to get selected now. German team will probably be Jung, Klimke, Auffarth and Andreas Ostholt.

 

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