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Brazilian Dressage Horse Fails Inspection; Team Withdrawn

August 12, 2008

Brazilian dressage fans' hopes for team success at these Olympics were dashed when team horse Nilo VO failed his veterinary re-inspection.

The horse was sent to the holding box with Rogério Clementino yesterday, at which time the... Read More

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Germany Wins Eventing Gold Medals

August 12, 2008

Germany had a big night Tuesday in equestrian competition, taking gold medals in both team and individual eventing.

Hinrich Romeike won the individual title, scoring 54.2 penalty points on Marius to edge the American silver-medalist Gina Miles... Read More

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USEF Blogs the Olympic Equestrian Events, Hong Kong Experience

August 12, 2008

Brian Sosby, editor of Equestrian magazine, publication of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), is maintaining a blog while in Hong Kong for the equestrian... Read More

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Olympic Eventing: Germans Win Team Gold, U.S. Rider Gets Silver

August 12, 2008

Australia took the early lead in the 2008 Olympic eventing team competition, winning the dressage phase with strong performances. But the German team surpassed the Aussies on cross-country and refused to relinquish the lead, remaining in front... Read More

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Olympic Eventing: Additional Injuries Reported

August 12, 2008

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

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Veterinary Updates from Hong Kong

August 12, 2008

Horses and riders initially appeared to have emerged unscathed from yesterday's eventing cross-country competition, but later it was learned that Keymaster, a Swedish team horse under Magnus Gallerdal, pulled up lame in his right foreleg.... Read More

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Olympic Eventing: U.S. Team Falters on Cross Country

August 11, 2008

Seventy horses took on Mike Etherington-Smith's eight-minute cross country course at the Beas River venue in Hong Kong. None achieved the optimum time, and only one rider escaped with time penalties in the single digits (Australia's Shane Rose... Read More

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Olympic Eventing: Cross-Country Wet, But a Bright Day for Sport

August 11, 2008

The good news is that the anxiously awaited eventing cross-country competition at the 2008 Olympic Games was a success, with careful planning and course design, the weather, and a dollop of luck combining to produce a four-hour contest with no... Read More

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Eventing Is Early Focus of 2008 Equestrian Olympic Competition

August 10, 2008

Rain, more rain, and some tense moments in the trot-up

The number eight is considered lucky by the Chinese--that's why the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Games were held on 8-08-08--but Aug. 8 proved a bit of a... Read More

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Tropical Storm Dampens Olympic Equestrian Venue, Clears Air

August 09, 2008

The wind and rain that buffeted the Olympic equestrian venue this week has dampened everyone except the horses, according to the Associated Press article at Seattle... Read More

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Watch Olympic Equestrian Events Live on the Web

August 09, 2008

Did you know you can watch the Olympics live on your computer even when they aren't on television?

Visit nbcolympics.com to watch live streaming video of Olympic equestrian... Read More

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Olympic Equestrian Results Day 1

August 09, 2008

Find out Olympic equestrian event results and schedules on nbcolympics.com.

Current top standings for Individual Eventing Dressage Day 1 ar... Read More

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Live From the Equestrian Olympics Blog Aug. 9

August 09, 2008

Don't miss today's blog (Aug. 9) from award-winning equestrian journalist Jennifer Bryant at TheHorse.com/blogs/equestrian-olympics/. She will be giving us behind-the-scenes looks... Read More

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How Olympic Modern Pentathlon (Which Includes Horse Show Jumping) is Scored

August 09, 2008

Modern pentathlon consists of five events--pistol shooting, epee fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and running.

A maximum score of 200 points in the shooting portion equates to 1,336 modern pentathlon points.... Read More

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Man Protests China's Human Rights Record Near Olympic Equestrian Event Venue

August 08, 2008

A British man was taken away after unfurling banners that denounced China's human rights record on a major bridge in Hong Kong ahead of the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony Friday.

Other protesters critical of China's human rights... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Horses Shine at First Horse Inspection

August 08, 2008

Before the 2008 Olympic Games officially began, the U.S. Eventing riders had an important task at hand: to make sure their horses were sound and ready to perform. All five American horses sailed through the first horse inspection today and are a... Read More

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Hong Kong Equestrian Team Aims High

August 08, 2008

The Hong Kong Olympic equestrian team is one of the youngest in jumping events, and team members will do their best in the coming competition, Team Chef d'Equipe Sacha Eckjans said.

The Hong Kong team, which includes 30-year-old Samantha... Read More

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Hong Kong's Shetland Pony Ambassadors are 'Precious' and 'Remarkable'

August 07, 2008

A prize-presentation ceremony was held Aug. 7 for the winner of a naming competition for two Shetland ponies donated by the American Shetland Pony Club to Hong Kong to celebrate the city's hosting of the Olympic equestrian... Read More

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French Eventing Horse is Withdrawn from Olympics

August 07, 2008

The French eventing squad suffered a heavy blow Aug. 7 with the news that Jean Teulere's star performer Espoir de la Mare has been withdrawn from the 2008 Olympic Games on veterinary advice.

The 16-year old gelding aggravated an old... Read More

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Olympic Blog by Jennifer Bryant on TheHorse.com

August 07, 2008

Jennifer Bryant, author of Olympic Equestrian: A Century of International Horse Sport, will offer first-hand accounts from Hong Kong, site of the 2008 Olympic Equestrian events, in a Read More

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Open Letter Welcoming the U.S. Equestrian Team to Hong Kong

August 06, 2008

(Editor's note: The following letter is from the Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S., Margaret Fong to the U.S. Equestrian Team competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.)

Hong Kong Co-Hosts 2008 Beijing Olympic and... Read More

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Olympic Horses Unaffected by Tropical Storm; Arrival Postponed for Some

August 06, 2008

None of the Olympic equestrian horses in Hong Kong have been affected by the heavy rains and winds brought in by Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri, a spokesman for the equestrian company said Wednesday, Aug. 6.

"The horses have taken advantage of... Read More

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Olympic Horse Safety: Team Monitors Hong Kong Weather

August 05, 2008

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has deployed a dedicated team of meteorologists to provide weather information at the equestrian event venues to ensure that both the organizers and the public are fully informed of the weather conditions during... Read More

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Hong Kong Riders' Olympic Horses Arrive

August 04, 2008

Hong Kong's first-ever Olympic equine athletes flew in from Amsterdam this morning ready for the final preparations for the Olympic Equestrian Events. They will face their first jumping rounds Aug. 15.

Kenneth Cheng's Olympic ride Jockey... Read More

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Olympics: NBC Offers Streaming Video of Equestrian Events

August 04, 2008

Equestrian enthusiasts will get to watch the 2008 Olympic competition in dressage, eventing, and show jumping from start-to-finish, thanks to NBC's decision to stream 2,200 hours of live coverage of 25 sports at Read More