Four years after the Gold medal won in London Olympic games in 2012, Germany’s Michael Jung retains individual eventing gold at the Rio Olympics riding also this time, his super horse Sam FBW.

Sam is now 16 years old, but continues to show brilliant form — he won Burghley last year and Badminton this spring, allowing Michael to clinch the Rolex Grand Slam of eventing. He recently had a run in the Nations Cup at Aachen where he finished sixth.

Sam in Rio, became the third horse to win back-to-back individual Olympic eventing gold, together with other 2 horses: Marcroix, in 1928 and 1932 with the Netherlands’ Charles Pahud de Mortanges, and Charisma, with New Zealand’s Mark Todd in 1984 and 1988.

Michael is the first rider to hold Olympic, world and European titles at the same time.






Here two protagonists in Rio:

FEI Director, Eventing & Olympic, Catrin Norinder, that coments: “Our venue at Deodoro is absolutely stunning. We’re all really looking forward to seeing equestrian sport, one of the only Olympic sports in which men and women compete against each other and which involves two athletes, the horse and the rider, at Rio 2016."


President of the Brazilian National Federation: Luiz Roberto Giugni