Olympic Horse Transport Certificates for Rio Published by Brazil to End Uncertainty Over Equestrian Events
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Bov. 4, 2015–Health certificates to enable horses to enter and leave Brazil for Olympic equestrian events were published by the Ministry of Agriculture Wednesday, ending a threat to staging horse sports in Rio de Janeiro next summer.
The health certificates were published in the government journal to cover about 200 horses that will compete next August in dressage, eventing and jumping at the Deodoro sports complex about an hour outside Rio.
Agreement between the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation was reached last week after several weeks of what were described as “tense” negotiations over the import and export of the Olympic horses.
Transcript of the formal government announcement (in English/Portuguese) is available here.