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Klimke Leads Olympic Eventing after First Day of Dressage

German riders filled the top two places in the individual rankings; Australia leads the team standings. Read More

Olympic Equestrian Footing Passes Final Review

The FEI has granted final approval of the all-weather footing that will be used at Greenwich Park. Read More

FEI Approves Footing for London 2012 Equestrian Events

The approved footing is comprised of nonwaxed sand, felt, and fiber. Read More

FEI: National Federations Request More Time to Review Restructuring Plans

Following requests from national federations, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau has agreed to extend the period of consultation on new FEI Statutes that would allow for restructuring of the current FEI governance model. The vote on Read More

Postmortem Exam on Oki Doki Released

Results of a postmortem examination on Oki Doki have been released by the Equine Clinic of the University of Berne (Switzerland). The final report from the clinic states Read More

FEI Forms Commission on Medication and Doping

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of international equestrian sport, today announced the creation of a commission on medication and doping chaired by Arne Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, chairman of the International Olympic Read More

Irish Equestrian Disqualified from Olympics for Medication Positive

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Lantinus 3 ridden by Denis Lynch of Ireland at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Lynch was Read More

Tribunal Reaches Decision in Alves Olympic Medication Case

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Chupa Chup ridden by Bernardo Alves of Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Alves has been Read More

Rider, U.S. Olympic Dressage Team Disqualified

Today the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has issued its decision in the positive medication case involving the horse Mythilus ridden by Courtney King-Dye, and representing the U.S. Dressage Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Read More

FEI Holds First Hearings on Olympic Substance Test Results

Hearings before the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, this weekend in the Olympic cases of Bernardo Alves of Brazil and the horse Chupa Chup; Denis Lynch of Ireland and the horse Lantinus; and Courtney Read More

Pessoa Horse Substance Positive Confirmed on 'B' Sample

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received confirmation that the second ("B") sample collected from the horse Rufus, ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games, has yielded a positive test result for the banned Read More

FEI Launches Paralympic Equestrian Web Site

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) earlier this week launched a new Web site to cover the 2008 Paralympic equestrian events in Hong Kong. The site can be accessed at Read More

Hong Kong Ready to Host Equestrian Paralympic Events

A senior official of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has stated that Hong Kong's preparatory work for the equestrian events of the 2008 Paralympic Games equestrian events is now complete.

"After the successful Read More

Pessoa Horse Positive on Olympic Medication Tests

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received notification of an additional doping/medication case at the 2008 Olympic Games. A test carried out on Rufus, mount of Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil, following the individual show jumping final Read More

Olympic Medication Update: 'B' Samples Positive, U.S. Rider also Involved

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received confirmation that the four 'B' samples in the cases involving the presence of the banned substance capsaicin have all Read More

Olympics: Anky Wins Third Consecutive Dressage Individual Gold

Dutch equestrian Anky Van Grunsven claimed her third consecutive individual gold medal in Hong Kong tonight (Tuesday). Lying second, but only 0.24% behind Germany's Isabell Werth after Saturday's Grand Prix Special, the Dutch star came into her Read More

All Olympic Show Jumping Horses Pass Vet Inspection

A total of 87 Jumping horses were presented for veterinary inspection at the Olympic equestrian venue in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. All passed with flying colors, with no visitors to the holding box.

There were three changes to the Olympic Jumping Read More

Cooling Systems Help Olympic Horses Beat the Heat

Years of in-depth preparation, planning, and some luck combined to make cross-country at the 2008 Olympics a success, according to vets on the scene.

"We were lucky with the weather," said Foreign Veterinary Delegate Leo Jeffcott, MA, Read More

Olympic Eventing: Additional Injuries Reported

Peter Flarup of Denmark and Silver Ray rocketed up from 45th place after dressage to 20th place after having a fantastic cruise around the track during yesterday's cross-country at Beas River, but there were concerns about a front leg later in Read More

Olympic Horse Venues Show Focus on Comfort, Safety, Environment

As the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games draw ever-closer, it is time to take a look at the venues and facilities provided by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will ensure that the jumping, dressage, and eventing horses and riders Read More

FEI Appoints New Executive Director of Sport

David Holmes of Great Britain has been appointed to the position of Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Executive Director, Sports.

In this role, Holmes will:

  • Lead the FEI Sports Departments and manage their planning, Read More

Eventing Rule Change will Apply at 2008 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee and the Bureau of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) have approved an eventing rule change proposed by the FEI eventing committee and safety subcommittee

The new rule states that horses Read More

Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue Changes Hands

The Hong Kong Jockey Club yesterday handed over the Olympic equestrian venue at Sha Tin to the organizers of the Olympic Equestrian Events.

"The Hong Kong Jockey Club made the decision to build the best venues for the Olympic horses and Read More

67-Year-Old Equestrian Bound for 2008 Olympics

Most people tailor their activity level to their age, with each decade inviting a reassessment of energy levels, ability, and ambition. But not 67-year-old equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu. Forty-four years after he finished in 40th place at the Tokyo Read More

Olympic Horse Transporter Aims for 'First Class' Service

Martin Atock has seen a lot of things in the more than 20 years he has spent coordinating international equine travel. Atock is managing director of Peden Bloodstock, the official Olympic horse transportation company.

In 1990 he was Read More