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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

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Rio 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities and Plans

October 07, 2009

Rick Mitchell, DVM, isn't anticipating any major challenges regarding the health or welfare of the horses that will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

"The health concerns are pretty routine,"... Read More

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2016 Olympics: Rio de Janeiro Elected as Host City

October 02, 2009

The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the... Read More

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Extended Suspension Means No Olympics for German Equestrian Ahlmann

August 20, 2009

For Christian Ahlmann, the four-month forbidden substance suspension that morphed into an eight-month suspension has its own "long tail"--in Ahlmann's case, a ban against competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Ahlmann was suspended... Read More

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FEI Completes Investigation into German Equestrian Federation

August 19, 2009

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) isn't yet revealing its findings, but on August 14 it announced the completion of its investigation into doping allegations involving riders and officials of the German Equestrian Federation (German... Read More

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London 2012 Olympic Equestrian Events to Tread Lightly on Land

July 11, 2009

Not one tree will be removed from London's oldest Royal Park, the 183-acre Greenwich Park, in converting the space to the site of the 2012 Olympic equestrian and pentathlon events, said Tim Hadaway, equestrian manager for the London Organizing... Read More

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Horse Doping Case in FEI President's Family

June 20, 2009

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) is investigating a second member of its president's family for alleged horse doping.

The governing body said Friday that Princess Haya of Jordan will step aside from her presidential duties... Read More

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German Equestrian Teams Go Kaput in Wake of Drug and Med Scandals

June 10, 2009

Want to become a member of the German jumping, eventing, or dressage team? Even if you have a medal on your mantelpiece, you'll have to reapply for consideration by the German Olympic Sports Federation.

That's because, as of May 28, there... Read More

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Equine Teams in Germany Disbanded Following Olympic Drug Issues

May 29, 2009

On May 28 the German equestrian federation stated that the national dressage, show jumping, and eventing teams had been disbanded "in the wake of further suggestions of doping and medication of horses," according to an article on Read More

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Court of Arbitration Upholds Olympic Substance Decision

April 02, 2009

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal requesting enhanced sanctions against Olympic equestrian Christian Ahlmann.

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal suspended and fined Ahlmann after his horse,... Read More

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Brentina Home After Colic Surgery, Retirement Ceremony Planned

March 18, 2009

Olympic dressage horse Brentina returned to her winter home in California Feb. 23 following colic surgery Feb. 10.

The 18-year-old Hanoverian mare, who has been the partner of Idaho-based dressage rider Debbie McDonald since the age of... Read More

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USEF Drug and Medication Group Clarifies Liniment Status

March 03, 2009

Recently, there have been some questions directed to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program related to the use of liniments. The specific liniments in question are:

Equi-Block Liniments by... Read More

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Brentina's Colic Surgery: 'Routine' but Necessary, Surgeon Says

February 18, 2009

As colic surgeries go, the procedure that U.S. Olympic dressage competitor Brentina underwent Feb. 10 was "pretty routine," according to her surgeon, Nicole Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Humphrey, Giacopuzzi & Associates Equine Hospital in... Read More