Olympics Equestrian News

Beginning Aug. 15, the world’s best horses and riders will compete in the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Greece. This page will contain a variety of information about the competition and competitors.

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It’s Not Greek to Them

When the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad begin with characteristic fanfare Aug. 13 in Athens–the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games–approximately 10,500 of the world’s greatest athletes will convene to match skills and wits in 28 sports.

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Get Daily Olympic Equestrian Updates

Visit the American Horse Shows Association’s Olympic Web Site for daily updates of the equestrian events of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. To access these pages, go to the AHSA’s web site at

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West Nile Threat Moves Dressage Olympic Selection To Florida

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has changed the location of its Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, scheduled for the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.

The trials, which will also serve as the State Line Tack/USET Grand Prix

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U.S. Olympic Eventing Horses Arrive At Game Site

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic eventing horses arrived at the Sydney International Equestrian Center at Horsley Park on Monday.  All horses arrived safely and appear ready for the opening of the eventing team

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New Zealand Olympic Horse Dies Suddenly

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has announced the death of Chesterfield, who was scheduled compete in the Three-Day competition at the Sydney Olympics next month.

Blyth Tait rode Chesterfield to a team bronze medal in Atlanta in 1996.

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FEI General Assembly Meets In San Francisco

At the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) 2001 General Assembly meeting on April 24-27, officials and delegates supported the FEI’s focus on equine welfare. The FEI assumes responsibility for the position of horse sports in the world. At

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There are three very important topics that need to be covered this month, all of which have to do with horses, horse owners, and horse health. And all have to do with communication and the importance of making sure that the message you want sent

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Piroplasmosis: The Olympic Question

(The following information was presented by Lee Brooks, DVM, the state veterinarian for Georgia, at the American Horse Council’s Horse Health Committee meeting. Following this information is a summary from Georgia and the USDA giving

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Preview of the Olympic Equestrian Events for Sydney 2000

As you would expect from the Ozzies, the Sydney International Three-Day Event proved to be a great competition and an excellent dress rehearsal for the Olympics next year. This CCI** was staged from Sept. 23-26 at the new Sydney

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Countdown to Sydney

A world away from Atlanta, Australia lures riders and horses. In the four years between Olympic Games, riders have trained and competed their horses up through the levels. To enter the stadium in Sydney, they must prove they’re world

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A World Apart–Olympic Games 2000

Changes in diet, transportation, high-level competition…all are known to take their toll on performance horses. Combine these three and you have the making of a disaster, unless proper preparations are made to combat these stresses. For the

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Olympic Contender Survives Colic

In May, colic almost took the life of the Dutch Warmblood gelding Grandeur, who was days away from a bid for the 2000 U.S. Olympic dressage squad.

With his rider, 1996 dressage team bronze medalist Steffen Peters, 12-year-old Grandeur wa

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A Gold Medal Performance

The Olympics were a huge success for all three equestrian disciplines–eventing, dressage, and jumping. Since the test event at the Olympic site last September, it had been an eagerly awaited competition. In the end, all

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USET Wins Team Bronze Medal In Eventing

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) won the Bronze Medal in the eventing team competition following the concluding stadium jumping phase Sept. 19 in Sydney.

Team USA finished with a three-phase total of 175.80 penalties to win its

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