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Key Veterinary Issues Covered at 2012 FEI Sports Forum

May 02, 2012

Topics included vet regulations, blood during competition, international movement of horses, and cloning.... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event: The Role of Veterinarians

April 26, 2012

Dr. Chris Newton of Rood & Riddle talks about the vet’s role during the Kentucky Rolex Three-Day Event.... Read More

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Countdown to London 2012 Olympic Games Enters Final 100 Days

April 21, 2012

Two hundred riders and horses will be competing in jumping, dressage, and three-day eventing at the Olympics.... Read More

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Equestrians from 41 Nations Qualify for 2012 London Olympics

March 04, 2012

Riders from 41 nations have qualified to compete in the equestrian events at the London 2012 Olympic Games.... Read More

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Equestrian Among 2012 Olympic Hall of Fame Nominees

March 03, 2012

Among the 18 nominees is William Steinkraus, a member of the U.S. show jumping team at five Olympic Games.... Read More

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2012 Olympics: 23 Nations Qualify for Paralympic Games

February 01, 2012

Para-Dressage riders from 23 nations have qualified to take part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. ... Read More

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London Olympics 2012: In the Shadow of Kings

February 01, 2012

The equestrian portion of the London Olympic Games will play out against a backdrop of history and royalty.... Read More

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FEI Approves Footing for London 2012 Equestrian Events

January 10, 2012

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

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Former Olympian Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

December 29, 2011

Gwen Stockebrand was charged in connection with the alleged maltreatment of a 28-year-old Thoroughbred mare.... Read More

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2012 Olympic Equestrian Timetable Announced

February 16, 2011

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has announced the 2012 Olympic equestrian timetable. London 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of equestrian sport in the Olympic movement. The Olympic opening ceremony on July 27, 2012, ... Read More

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FEI Announces Automatic Qualifiers for 2012 London Olympics

October 13, 2010

Following the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced that the following teams have qualified to compete in the 2012 London Olympics (Great Britain, as the host country, ... Read More

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Norwegian Olympian's Appeal to Swiss Supreme Court Rejected

August 02, 2010

The Swiss Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by Tony Andre Hansen from Norway against his disqualification from show jumping the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Supreme Court has ordered Hansen to pay costs of $4,809.42 USD and legal fees ... Read More

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Youth Olympic Horses are Released from Quarantine in Singapore

August 01, 2010

Thirty-eight horses for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) Equestrian competition arrived July 15, and were in quarantine until July 29, in Singapore after travelling eight hours from Queensland, Australia. These horses wil... Read More

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FEI: Kutscher 'Person Responsible' for Doping at 2008 Olympics

July 01, 2010

Two-time Olympian Marco Kutscher might not have known his horse Cornet Obolensky received injections of a prohibited substance during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, but the German equestrian was still named the "primary person responsi... Read More

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Anky: Salinero Won't Compete in WEG Dressage, Still Mending

June 23, 2010

Two-time Olympic gold medalist dressage mount Salinero will not be competing at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games due to ongoing complications from having injured his withers, according to his owner, trainer, and rider Anky van Grunsven o... Read More

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London Olympics 2012: Bob Ellis Named Jumping Course Designer

June 18, 2010

Bob Ellis (GBR) has been appointed as the Jumping course designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The appointment of the British designer, who produced the courses for last year's Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships, wa... Read More

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Sale of Dressage Helmets to Raise Funds for Olympic Rider

April 23, 2010

Troxel LLC has donated more than $2,000 worth of Troxel helmets to an eBay store raising funds for Courtney King-Dye.

King-Dye, a top dressage rider and member of the 2008 Olympic team, suffered a serious head injury after falling fr... Read More

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2012 London Olympic Equestrian Site Approved

March 24, 2010

Land at Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College, and Blackheath Circus Field will be used for the equestrian and modern pentathlon portions of the 2012 London Olympic Games, following approval of the London Org... Read More

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Shirt Sales Benefit Injured U.S. Olympic Equestrian

March 21, 2010

Sales of a t-shirt honoring Courtney King-Dye, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team, remains in a coma after suffering a serious head injury, will help with the mounting expenses associated with her medical care.... Read More

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Olympic Dressage Rider Hospitalized after Accident

March 08, 2010

Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye was hospitalized after suffering a skull fracture when a young horse she was schooling slipped and fell last Wednesday.

Jason Dye posted an Read More

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Norwegian Rider Disqualified from Beijing Olympics

December 08, 2009

Norwegian equestrian Tony Andre Hansen and his 2008 Olympic mount, Camiro, have been definitively disqualified from the Beijing Olympics for a medication offense. The disqualification followed an appeals commission decision handed down Dec. 4.<... Read More

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FEI to Delay New Medication Rules

December 01, 2009

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau has passed a resolution delaying implementation of the new Equine Prohibited Substances List and the accompanying Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations... Read More

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Vets Object to New FEI Drug Guidelines, FEI Responds

November 30, 2009

On Nov. 19 the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations as well as a new list of prohibited substances. The passed regulations... Read More

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USEF Issues Statement on FEI Drug Guidelines

November 30, 2009

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today issued a statement on new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations passed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) General Assembly Nov. 19. The passed... Read More

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Olympic Dressage Horse Mythilus Euthanized

October 09, 2009

The United States Equestrian Federation reported today that former Olympic mount and dressage horse Mythilus was humanely euthanized today as a result of complications discovered during colic surgery.

The 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood... Read More