Introduction

01.08.16: HOW TO WATCH AND FOLLOW EQUESTRIAN AT THE OLYMPICS

15.07.16: Pippa Funnell announced as replacement for Izzy Taylor for Rio - click here

14.07.16: Find out which 5 Equestrian athletes have been selected to represent ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016 - click here

Want to learn more about the Paralympic selected athletes? Check out our horse and rider biogs:

05.07.16: Find out which 12 Equestrian athletes have been selected to represent Team GB at Rio 2016 - click here

Want to learn more about the Olympic selected athletes? Check out our horse and rider biogs:

21.06.16: View the GBR equestrian nominated entries list for Rio 2016, please click here

>> Find out more about Equestrian in Rio, via the Rio 2016 website

Behind The Scenes - JoinTheJourney:

Here our staff and athletes explore what it takes to get horses and riders across the world.

We caught up with some of our para-equestrian dressage athletes at a recent squad session to understand more about the unique relationship in the sport between horse and rider.

We take you behind-the-scenes of an Eventing training session and give you a never-before-seen look at the workings of the Equestrian World Class Programme and Team.

 

2016 will see for the first time an Olympic Games held in South America, as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil welcomes over 10,000 athletes from around the world to compete at the 2016 Olympic (5-21 August) and Paralympic (7-18 September) Games.

Fans will see 306 medals contested across four regions – Barra, Deodoro, Maracanã and Copacabana. The equestrian events (including para-equestrian dressage during the Paralympic Games) are set to be competed at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro region.

Rio 2016 have produced a great Guide for Spectator's on how the equestrian events are competed at a Games; click on the Spectator's Guide link to view

If you're planning on travelling out to Rio for this summer's Games, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have launched a campaign, Stay Ahead of the Games, which covers a guide to the Games and useful checklist for fans; to view the website click here 

During the Olympics the equestrian disciplines will compete in Deodoro alongside basketball, hockey, rugby sevens’, shooting, BMX cycling, canoe slalom and sprint, modern pentathlon and mountain bike. The Paralympic Games sees shooting, 7-a-side football and wheelchair fencing head to Deodoro for their competitions.