Olympics

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New Zealand Olympic Horse Dies Suddenly

November 02, 2001

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has announced the death of Chesterfield, who was scheduled compete in the Three-Day competition at the Sydney Olympics next month.

Blyth Tait rode Chesterfield to a team bronze medal in Atlanta in 1996.... Read More

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FEI General Assembly Meets In San Francisco

November 01, 2001

At the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) 2001 General Assembly meeting on April 24-27, officials and delegates supported the FEI's focus on equine welfare. The FEI assumes responsibility for the position of horse sports in the world. At... Read More

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Messages

October 18, 2001

There are three very important topics that need to be covered this month, all of which have to do with horses, horse owners, and horse health. And all have to do with communication and the importance of making sure that the message you want sent... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: The Olympic Question

October 15, 2001

(The following information was presented by Lee Brooks, DVM, the state veterinarian for Georgia, at the American Horse Council's Horse Health Committee meeting. Following this information is a summary from Georgia and the USDA giving... Read More

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Preview of the Olympic Equestrian Events for Sydney 2000

October 03, 2001

As you would expect from the Ozzies, the Sydney International Three-Day Event proved to be a great competition and an excellent dress rehearsal for the Olympics next year. This CCI** was staged from Sept. 23-26 at the new Sydney... Read More

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Countdown to Sydney

October 03, 2001

A world away from Atlanta, Australia lures riders and horses. In the four years between Olympic Games, riders have trained and competed their horses up through the levels. To enter the stadium in Sydney, they must prove they’re world... Read More

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A World Apart--Olympic Games 2000

September 13, 2001

Changes in diet, transportation, high-level competition...all are known to take their toll on performance horses. Combine these three and you have the making of a disaster, unless proper preparations are made to combat these stresses. For the... Read More

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Olympic Contender Survives Colic

January 01, 2001

In May, colic almost took the life of the Dutch Warmblood gelding Grandeur, who was days away from a bid for the 2000 U.S. Olympic dressage squad.

With his rider, 1996 dressage team bronze medalist Steffen Peters, 12-year-old Grandeur wa... Read More

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A Gold Medal Performance

December 01, 2000

The Olympics were a huge success for all three equestrian disciplines--eventing, dressage, and jumping. Since the test event at the Olympic site last September, it had been an eagerly awaited competition. In the end, all... Read More

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USET Wins Team Bronze Medal In Eventing

September 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) won the Bronze Medal in the eventing team competition following the concluding stadium jumping phase Sept. 19 in Sydney.

Team USA finished with a three-phase total of 175.80 penalties to win its... Read More

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Humans And Horses Sport Nasal Strips In Sydney

September 01, 2000

Endorsement deals are a dime a dozen during the Olympics. But how many companies can say that its product will benefit both human and animal athletes during this summer's Sydney games?

Minneapolis-based CNS, Inc might be the only compan... Read More

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U.S. Selects Eventing Team

September 01, 2000

The United States has selected its team of four for the Olympic Three-Day Event squad as well as three starters for the individual eventing competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The team three-day event horse inspection will be held on Friday... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Dressage Horse Makes Speedy Recovery

September 01, 2000

Concerns over the health of U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) dressage horse Foltaire eased considerably Sept. 9 after he made a rapid recovery from a bout of colic.

Foltaire, a 13-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Dick and Jane Brow... Read More

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USET Announces Show JumpinTeam For 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

August 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) announced its four-rider show jumping squad for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games following the completion of the second phase of selection trials at Oaks/Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, CA and The Del Mar... Read More

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More

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clipclop.com To Sponsor Equestrian Olympic Site

June 01, 2000

clipclop.com CEO John Henry is proud to announce clipclop.com's sponsorship of the equestrian section of the official Sydney 2000 Olympic Games web site.

"We... Read More

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The Olympic Vet

April 01, 2000

Behind every great Olympic equestrian three-day event team of riders and horses is a ground crew that makes everything go as planned. The fine-tuning of each equine competitor's health specifically for the Sydney challenge began long before the... Read More

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Freighting Of Equestrian Horses And Equipment To Australia For The 2000 Olympic Games

August 06, 1999

The following information gives an outline of the important quarantine aspects of the importation of horses and associated goods for use in the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Quarantine Agreement Secures Olympic Equestrian Events

August 06, 1999

Federal Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, Mark Vaile, recently announced that Olympic equestrian events would be held on Australian soil for the first time thanks to an historic quarantine agreement between the... Read More

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Veterinarian's Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

October 16, 1998

The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.

Despite the heat and humidity... Read More

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Dressage Rider Suspended

June 18, 1998

Paulo Margi, an Italian national equestrian champion who rode for Italy in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, has been suspended due to the death of a horse he was training. The five-year-old horse, which died in its stall, was... Read More

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Olympic Soundness: For Peak Performance

July 01, 1996

Olympic champions excel due to talent and durability. Only a few earn the coveted medals, but horses of international quality prove they are true equine athletes. Like a classic race, the Olympics are a goal. A horse's owner and rider might... Read More