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2008 Olympic Games: FEI Discusses Transport of Horses

April 06, 2007

The Veterinary Committee and the Welfare Sub Committee of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) had a meeting March 19 to discuss transport issues concerning the 2008 Olympic Games. The meeting was attended by Martin Atock, appointed... Read More

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500-Day Countdown to 2008 Olympic Games Begins

March 28, 2007

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of five organizations participating in an "Olympics Countdown" exhibition from today (March 27) until April 1, following this afternoon's inauguration of a 500-Day Countdown Clock at Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui.... Read More

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Queen's Granddaughter Has New Olympic Ride

March 25, 2007

A gift from the family of the late Sherelle Duke, who was killed when competing in a three-day event last August, gave Zara Phillips, Princess Anne's daughter, the 12-year-old gelding Glenbuck. This is according to an article by Camilla Rominey,... Read More

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Farewell to Olympic Eventer 3 Magic Beans

March 24, 2007

Nina Fout's 2000 Olympic partner, 3 Magic Beans, was euthanatized on March 15 due to a degenerative spinal cord disease. He was 17.

"Beans" came to Fout "with a zero-dollar earnings record" from the racing string of her father, the late... Read More

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Beijing Olympic Organizers Meet with FEI Board

February 15, 2007

The President and the executive board members of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) commended the efforts and progress made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of 29th Olympiad (BOCOG) and the Equestrian Committee in... Read More

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Horse Owners Contributing Prize Money to Hong Kong Olympic Fund

February 05, 2007

Racehorse owners in Hong Kong will now contribute part of their prize money to support cultural, educational, promotional, and community involvement programs related to the 2008 Olympic equestrian events, with the setting up of the 2008... Read More

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More Than 7,000 People Apply as Olympic Equestrian Volunteers

January 18, 2007

Organizers of the equestrian events for the 2008 Summer Olympics will select their first batch of volunteers next week from more than 7,000 hopefuls.

Some 100 leader-volunteers will initially be chosen for the Hong Kong-based events, wit... Read More

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HK and Netherlands Sign Travel Protocol for Olympic Horses

December 13, 2006

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Netherlands signed an operational arrangement today (Dec. 13) on the protocol for the import and export of Olympic and Paralympic equestrian event horses between the two places.

The... Read More

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Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Facilities Progressing

December 10, 2006

The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported on the progress of its construction of new facilities for the 2008 Olympic equestrian events during the week of its Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. While the 2008 Olympic Games will be held in... Read More

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1,800 Volunteers Sought for Olympic Equestrian Events

November 30, 2006

Around 1,800 volunteers are needed for the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Hong Kong, as well for test events to be held next year.

Those interested in applying to become a volunteer can now register at <... Read More

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Public Invited to Design a Show Jumping Fence for the 2008 Olympics

November 29, 2006

A fence design competition was launched Nov. 27, aiming to promote interest in the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympics, which will be held for the first time ever on Chinese soil, in Hong Kong.

The fences should convey the themes of... Read More

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Young Equestrians to Get "Taste of the Olympics"

April 25, 2006

Young equestrians from all reaches of North America will get a feel for what it's like to compete in the Olympic Games when they compete in the CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC), at the Virginia Horse Center in... Read More

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Olympic Training at the Florida Horse Park

April 18, 2006

Florida Horse Park officials announced Monday (April 17) that the facility is hosting a training session this week for riders short- and long-listed for the U.S. Eventing Team. The event began Monday and continues through tomorrow (April... Read More

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Loose Horse Falls in Culvert, Dies

July 22, 2005

Police and rescue personnel were unable to save a horse that escaped from its pasture on Monday and fell into a culvert in Ravenna, Mich., reports Read More

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2004 Olympic Show Jumping Medals Redistributed: Pessoa of Brazil Gets Gold, U.S. Rider Kappler Awarded Silver

June 15, 2005

Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil and Chris Kappler of the United States moved up to gold and silver medals respectively when the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, officially disqualified... Read More

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Olympic Appeal Over Drugs

April 01, 2005

According to the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), German Olympian Ludger Beerbaum filed an appeal on Feb. 3 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken by the FEI Judicial Committee. The committe... Read More

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Beerbaum Files Appeal in Case that Could Affect Olympic Show Jumping Team Medal Standings

February 09, 2005

As announced by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) earlier this week, German Olympian Ludger Beerbaum filed an appeal on Feb. 3 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken by the FEI Judicial Committee. Th... Read More

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FEI: Decision on German Olympic Medication Cases

December 04, 2004

Goldfever 3 and Ludger Beerbaum of Germany--2004 Athens Olympic Games
Following a hearing held in Zurich (SUI) on Dec. 2, the FEI Judicial Committee determined that there had been a breach of FEI General Regulations Art. 146.... Read More

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Gold Medal Horse Tests Positive for Drugs

December 01, 2004

Four horses that competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece--including one gold medalist--have tested positive for banned substances. The four positive horses are Irish show jumping gold medal winner Waterford Crystal, ridden by Cian... Read More

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Retired Olympic Horse Euthanatized Following Complications

November 01, 2004

The retired Olympic horse Flim Flam passed away in Florida last week, following a brief, but irreparable illness. The 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Fritz Kundrun and ridden by Sue Blinks, was humanely euthanatized on the operating... Read More

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Gold-Medal Vet Care

November 01, 2004

BY LEO JEFFCOTT, BVETMED, PHD, FRCVS, DVSC, MA, VETDR; JACK SNYDER, DVM, PHD, DIPL. ACVS; AND SHARON SPIER, DVM, PHD, DIPL. ACVIM, AS TOLD TO STEPHANIE STEPHENS

All eyes on the podium, and the... Read More

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Positive Drug Tests at 2004 Olympics

October 25, 2004

Four horses that competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, have tested positive for banned substances, including a gold medal winner. The four positive horses are showjumping gold medal winner Waterford Crystal, ridden by Cian... Read More

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Olympic Equestrians Congratulated by President Bush

October 20, 2004

The Equestrian Olympic athletes that represented the United States in Athens this year had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the President and First Lady at the White House. Following a tradition started with President Gerald Ford, President... Read More

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Gold Medal Horse Tests Positive for Drugs

October 11, 2004

Four horses that competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece--including one gold medalist--have tested positive for banned substances. The four positive horses are Irish show jumping gold medal winner Waterford Crystal, ridden by Cian... Read More

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USEF Statement Regarding Positive Drug Tests at the 2004 Olympic Games

October 08, 2004

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced that four horses tested positive during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. None of the four horses represented the... Read More