15. Apr. 2020.

The 19 Olympic medals of Veredus

The whole world wonders when this tragic Coronavirus emergency will end but we already know that the Tokyo Olympics scheduled in a few months will instead take place in 2021 from July 23 to August 8.

We can then retrace the achievements of our champions at the past Olympic Games and which will remain forever in the history of our sport.

The history of Veredus is closely linked to that of the Olympics. In fact, its first testimonial was Rodrigo Pessoa who after winning three World Cup finals and having won two team bronzes at the Olympics in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, in 2004 in Athens he finally won individual gold riding unforgettable Baloubet du Rouet. Baloubet wore a pair of Veredus Pro Classic boots specially designed for him, internally covered with soft leather and which in fact bore his name.

Athens was a historic feat that all fans still remember. But Veredus had been in the horse legs protection business for some time, precisely since 1995. Many champions have chosen them to protect their horses since their debut on the market.

Only one year has passed since the Athens Olympics and in 2005 Veredus launched the Carbon Gel line, signed by Marcus Ehning, the German champion who in 2000 had won the Olympic team gold in Sydney riding For Pleasure. Carbon Gel are still the most successful protections in the world today, with countless imitation attempts. Even today, also in their "Vento" version launched in 2012, Carbon Gel are the favorite of many riders worldwide. In the top ten ranking, seven riders have chosen Veredus to protect their horses. In the meantime, the Veredus Rider Team, from that first Rodrigo Pessoa gold medal, has grown and today includes about 40 top level riders in all disciplines. The riders who are part of the Veredus Rider Team have won a total of 19 Olympic medals, including 7 gold ones !

To win more medals ever was the American Beezie Madden, two team golds with Authentic (2004 and 2008), a team silver with Cortes C (London 2012) and an individual bronze always with Authentic in 2008 in Beijing.

Two medals each for Steve Guerdat (individual gold in London 2012 with Nino des Buissonets and team bronze in Beijing with Jalisca Solier) and Peder Fredricson (individual silver in Rio 2016 with All In and team silver in Athens with Magic Bengtsson) .

In team competitions, we should remember the golds 'at home' in 2012 by Ben Maher (Tripple X III) and Scott Brash (Hello Sanctos) and the bronze by Pius Schwizer with Noblesse M in 2008.

Moving from the show jumping to eventing, in London 2012 there are the team silver of Zara Phillips with High Kingdom and the team bronze of Andrew Nicholson with Nereo.

In dressage, on the other hand, Adelinde Cornelissen riding Parsifal won individual silver and team bronze in London in 2012.

As a number of participations, the record among the Veredus riders belongs to the New Zealander Andrew Nicholson, who participated in six Olympics, the first in Los Angeles in 1984, the last in London in 2012.

 

1996 ATLANTA - TEAM JUMPING
3rd - RODRIGO PESSOA / TOMBOY

2000 SYDNEY - TEAM JUMPING
1st - MARCUS EHNING / FOR PLEASURE
3rd - RODRIGO PESSOA / BALOUBET DU ROUET

2004 ATHENS - INDIVIDUAL JUMPING
1st - RODRIGO PESSOA/BALOUBET DU ROUET
TEAM JUMPING
1st - BEEZIE MADDEN / AUTHENTIC
2nd - PEDER FREDRICSON / MAGIC BENGTSSON

2008 BEIJING - INDIVIDUAL JUMPING
3rd  - BEEZIE MADDEN / AUTHENTIC
TEAM JUMPING
1st  - BEEZIE MADDEN / AUTHENTIC
3rd - STEVE GUERDAT / JALISCA SOLIER
3rd - PIUS SCHWIZER / NOBLESSE M

2012 LONDON - INDIVIDUAL
1st - STEVE GUERDAT / NINO DES BUISSONETS
2nd - ADELINDE CORNELISSEN / PARZIVAL (dressage)
TEAM
1st - BEN MAHER / TRIPPLE X III
1st - SCOTT BRASH / HELLO SANCTOS
2nd - ZARA PHILLIPS / HIGH KINGDOM (eventing)
3rd - ANDREW NICHOLSON / NEREO (eventing)
3rd - ADELINDE CORNELISSEN / PARZIVAL (dressage)

2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - INDIVIDUAL JUMPING
2nd - PEDER FREDRICSON / ALL IN
TEAM JUMPING
2nd - BEEZIE MADDEN / CORTES C

 

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