Fouaad Mirza

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My horses fought hard for me: Fouaad Mirza on Tokyo qualification

"My horses fought hard for me," a drained and delighted Fouaad Mirza would offer in gratitude, hours after officially confirming his Tokyo Olympics spot. The double Asian Games silver medalist equestrian finished second and third respectively on Seigneur Medicott and Dajara 4 to complete his Minimum Eligibility Requirement in the CCI 4*- L at the Baborowko Equestrian festival in Poland. Soon after, he was driving a trailer to his training base in Bergedorf, a village in north-west Germany, with his horses in tow.
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Fouaad Mirza turns caretaker to protect equine teammate against virus

Fouaad Mirza is meticulously checking temperatures twice a day and looking out for signs of cough and runny nose. The Olympic-bound Indian equestrian is following these close monitoring practices on his mare, Dajara 4, currently serving a 14-day quarantine period in Germany following the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1).
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Thursday Video: Get to Know Asian Games Medalist Fouaad Mirza

Fouaad Mirza made history last year when he became the first Indian rider to qualify for the Olympic games for equestrian in two decades. After achieving success at the 2018 Asian Games, where he won a team and individual silver medal, Fouaad moved from his home country to Europe to further his riding career. This is where the FEI caught up with him for the latest episode of their new video series, RIDE: