July 22, 2008
The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently trotted out its tried and true horse transportation system for the local media, demonstrating how the fleet will safely and efficiently whisk Olympic equines to and from their competitions in three weeks.... Read More
July 14, 2008
High-tech horse diagnostics were recently on display as the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Equine Hospital hosted a tour for local journalists.
The visiting media were shown some of the high-tech equipment used in the hospital. Demonstrations... Read More
July 14, 2008
Pending U.S. Olympic Committee approval, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
The equestrian portion of the games will be held in Hong Kong. The... Read More
July 14, 2008
NBC Universal will be airing 3,600 hours of coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. This includes the equestrian events, which will be taking place in Hong Kong.
The schedule is as follows:
Date: Program--Time (EST) on... Read More
July 12, 2008
Chicago is one of seven international cities in the running to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Although some might not object to running the cross country phase of eventing through Millennium Park, bid organizers have already chosen a more... Read More
July 01, 2008
As the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games draw ever-closer, it is time to take a look at the venues and facilities provided by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will ensure that the jumping, dressage, and eventing horses and riders... Read More
June 25, 2008
Representatives of the Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG) visited the Sha Tin and Beas River Olympic equestrian facilities in Hong Kong June 24.
"It's very impressive," said AWAG spokesperson Chan Pui-tin. "Before I came here I had a lot... Read More
June 11, 2008
Zara Phillips, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has pulled out of the Beijing Olympics equestrian competition because of an injury to her horse.
The horse, Toytown, was injured during training.
A reserve rider and horse... Read More
June 06, 2008
The International Olympic Committee and the Bureau of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) have approved an eventing rule change proposed by the FEI eventing committee and safety subcommittee
The new rule states that horses... Read More
June 06, 2008
In a gesture of goodwill, the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) is sending a gift of two American Shetland ponies to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation to salute their efforts for hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympics. The two Shetland riding... Read More
May 28, 2008
Theodore O'Connor, the 13-year-old eventing "super pony" was euthanized today as a result of an injury sustained in an accident at Karen and David O'Connor's barn in The Plains, Va., according to a statement released by the U.S. Equestrian... Read More
May 28, 2008
David and Karen O'Connor have released a statement regarding the euthanasia of Theodore O'Connor.
The statement reads:
"'Teddy' got frightened and bolted. He slipped running back to the barn and suffered a severe laceration to his hind... Read More
May 28, 2008
"Karen and David (O'Connor) would have done anything to let this little guy have a shot," said Kent Allen, DVM, one of the three veterinarians who attended Theodore O'Connor following the gelding's catastrophic injury this morning and a long-tim... Read More
May 27, 2008
The Hong Kong Jockey Club yesterday handed over the Olympic equestrian venue at Sha Tin to the organizers of the Olympic Equestrian Events.
"The Hong Kong Jockey Club made the decision to build the best venues for the Olympic horses and... Read More
May 20, 2008
Most people tailor their activity level to their age, with each decade inviting a reassessment of energy levels, ability, and ambition. But not 67-year-old equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu. Forty-four years after he finished in 40th place at the Tokyo... Read More
May 19, 2008
From the days before air travel, when horses traveled by boat to reach competitions on faraway shores, to modern times, when horses and riders alike rack up their share of frequent-flyer miles, Olympic Games-bound mounts have endured their share... Read More
May 10, 2008
After surviving an odyssey of complicated medical problems and difficult surgeries, a Brazilian Olympic dressage horse named Livello has lived to train another day and is recuperating back in his home country, thanks to University of Florida... Read More
April 28, 2008
The Olympic cross-country course at Beas River in Hong Kong has met all parameters for quality of the turf, the shock-absorbency of the footing, and its drainage ability. The turf has been declared ready for the cross-country portion of the eventin... Read More
April 27, 2008
With a faultless cross-country round, Becky Holder moved a giant step closer to winning her first Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam. Holder, of Mendota Heights, Minn., has kept her number one placing since Thursday, aboard... Read More
April 24, 2008
To celebrate the launch of its new Pictopia photo store, TheHorse.com is offering a 20% discount on all framed and unframed images for one more week, ending April 30 (enter coupon code THApril20 when checking out).
Spruce up the walls i... Read More
April 18, 2008
Karch Kiraly, three-time U.S. Olympian in volleyball (1984, 1988 and 1996) and three-time gold medalist, leads the distinguished Class of 2008 that will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Presented by Allstate. The induction ceremony... Read More
April 11, 2008
The international equestrian federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI) is stepping up the fight against medication use in equine athletes to avoid a repeat of the situation following the 2004 Athens Olympics.
"Athens wa... Read More
April 07, 2008
Martin Atock has seen a lot of things in the more than 20 years he has spent coordinating international equine travel. Atock is managing director of Peden Bloodstock, the official Olympic horse transportation company.
In 1990 he was... Read More
April 01, 2008
With the exception of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, which began in September to allow for the southern hemisphere's "reversed" order of seasons--winter in Australia is summer in North America--the summer Olympic Games generally are held in just... Read More
March 18, 2008
Darren Chiacchia, a 2004 U.S. Olympic equestrian team member, remained in critical condition on Monday after falling off his horse during a weekend competition.
Chiacchia suffered a severe head injury, but doctors ruled out a spinal injury... Read More
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