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FEI NATIONS CUP™ 2012 – ROUND 8

Dublin (IRL), 17 August 2012: Germany claimed the FEI Nations Cup™ title for the second successive year, and the fifth time in the 10-year history of the top-league series, as the season came to a close at Dublin Horse Show (IRL) on Friday.The Irish recorded a back-to-back double when winning the last

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In Memoriam: HRH Princess Lalla Amina

Lausanne (SUI), August 17, 2012: It is with great regret and sadness that the FEI has learned of the passing of HRH Princess Lalla Amina, President of the Fédération Royale Marocaine des Sports Equestres. An emblematic figure in Moroccan equestrian sports and President of the Federation since 1999, HRH Princess Lalla Amina

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FEI President celebrates London 2012

Lausanne (SWI), August 16, 2012: FEI President HRH Princess Haya is proud to announce that London 2012 was a clean Games for equestrian sport, following confirmation that all human and equine samples taken during the Olympic equestrian events at Greenwich Park were negative. “The FEI had a really steep mountain to climb

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Klimke triumphs at third leg of FEI World Cup™ Eventing series

Lausanne (SUI), August 13, 2012: Less than two weeks after netting Olympic team gold, Germany’s Ingrid Klimke triumphed in the third leg of the FEI World Cup™ Eventing held in Malmö, Sweden. Riding the 12-year-old Trakehner Tabasco 70, her winning mount at this year’s Luhmühlen CIC***, Klimke added just one knockdown in

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European Young Riders Eventing

By Carole Mortimer, Lausanne, August 13, 2012: Germany claimed team and individual gold at this weekend’s European Young Riders Eventing Championship held in the Swedish port city of Malmö. The team, the only one to complete with four riders, won in convincing style having led from day one. Germany’s leading rider Pia

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Olympic gold again for Great Britain

London (GBR), August 07, 2012: gold again, You could hardly have scripted it better as Great Britain’s Dressage riders scooped Olympic team gold today. Yesterday the equestrian venue at Greenwich Park resounded to the wild roars of the home crowd as their jumpers topped the team podium for the first time in

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Jumping gold in two-way showdown thriller

By Louise Parkes, London (GBR), August 06, 2012: There were ecstatic scenes in Greenwich Park this afternoon when Great Britain ended a 60-year drought to claim Jumping team gold for only the second time in the history of the Olympic Games. They had to battle all the way, and it came down

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Jumping gets off to a dramatic start at Greenwich

London – GBR, August 04, 2012: The first Jumping competition of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park threw up some big surprises today. Olympic course designer Bob Ellis’ track was expected to be a relatively gentle introduction for the Jumping riders, but two of the biggest stars of the game

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Dujardin and Valegro shine in Olympic Dressage

London – GBR, August 03, 2012: A fabulous performance from Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro ensured that Britain maintains the lead in the team competition after the Dressage Grand Prix concluded at the London 2012 Olympic equestrian venue at Greenwich Park today. But the advantage is a very slender one, as Germany lies

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British riders take the lead as dressage

London – GBR, August 02, 2012: Britain’s Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer got the host nation off to a great start when claiming the top two places in the Grand Prix on the opening day of Dressage at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park today. But Bechtolsheimer wasn’t content with