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Hong Kong Jockey Club Wins Green Building Award For Olympic Venue

August 02, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has won a Green Building Award for its Olympic equestrian venue construction. Secretary for Development Mrs Carrie Lam presented the Grand Award in the Existing Building Category - Alterations & Additions to the... Read More

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Ohio State Veterinarian Faces Familiar Challenges at 2008 Olympics

August 01, 2008

Catherine Kohn, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, will be part of a multinational team of veterinarians caring for horses competing at the 2008 Olympics.... Read More

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Liverpool Equine Veterinarians at Heart of Olympics

August 01, 2008

Three members of University of Liverpool staff will lend their expertise and support to the equestrian teams competing in this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Peter Bowling, BSc, BVSc, MRCVS, lecturer and clinical director of the... Read More

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Readers Respond: Olympic Fever

July 31, 2008

More than 1,200 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How will you watch the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games?"

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Dressage Rider Morse Withdraws from Olympics

July 31, 2008

Leslie Morse has withdrawn Kingston from the U.S. Olympic Team in Dressage for veterinary reasons.

Following the selection procedures, the United States Equestrian federation (USEF) named Michael Barisone and Neruda as the designated... Read More

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USEF Partners with Succeed Digestive Conditioning Program

July 31, 2008

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently announced a new partnership and multi-year agreement with Succeed, an equine digestive conditioning program, as the "Official Digestive Conditioning Product of the USEF."

Succeed... Read More

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White Withdraws Horse from Olympic Event Team; O'Connor to Replace

July 29, 2008

Heidi White has withdrawn Northern Spy from the U.S. Olympic eventing team for veterinary reasons. Following the selection procedures, the United States Equestrian Federation has named Karen O'Connor and Mandiba to the team.

This will be... Read More

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Olympic Horses Arrive in Hong Kong

July 29, 2008

Nearly 70 equine athletes in the Olympic Equestrian Events have landed in Hong Kong, stepping off their flights and being whisked by first-class transport to spacious and cool accommodations in Sha Tin. The cosmopolitan horses represent 18... Read More

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Elective Drug Testing Offered for All Olympic Horses

July 28, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's racing laboratory will be offering post-arrival elective testing for all horses coming to Hong Kong for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events at the request of the Fédération Equestre International... Read More

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Olympic Equestrian Arrangements are Years in the Making

July 27, 2008

The decision to hold the equestrian competitions of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Hong Kong continues to be a topic of interest and debate. The events were moved because competition organizers sought to minimize the risk o... Read More

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First Batch of Olympic Horses Arrives in Hong Kong

July 26, 2008

The first batch of more than 200 horses taking part in next month's Olympic equestrian events arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday (July 26) to begin their acclimatization to the city's tropical heat, organizers said.

Upon their arrival, the... Read More

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Olympic Horse Transport Team Ready to Roll

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

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Local Media Tour Hong Kong Horse Hospital

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

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USEF Names Olympic Equestrian Teams

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

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Olympic Equestrian Events to Get Television Coverage

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

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Chicago Could Host 2016 Olympics, Equestrian Site Selected

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

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Olympic Horse Venues Show Focus on Comfort, Safety, Environment

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

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Animal Welfare Group Tours Hong Kong Olympic Stables

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

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British Event Horse Toytown Injured, Out of Olympics

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

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Eventing Rule Change will Apply at 2008 Olympics

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

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Shetland Ponies Donated to Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

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

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Theodore O'Connor Euthanized

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

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O'Connors Release Statement on Theodore O'Connor Euthanasia

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

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Vet Calls Theodore O'Connor Euthanasia 'The Right Thing to Do'

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

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Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue Changes Hands

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