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Olympic Dressage is next up at Greenwich Park

London – GBR, August 01, 2012: After all the hustle, bustle and frantic excitement of Eventing over the last few days, it’s time to regain composure and settle down for the next equestrian discipline of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. The first inspection of the Dressage horses took place

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FEI announces judges of Awards on closing day

Lausanne (SUI), July 31, 2012: On the last day of nominations for the FEI Awards 2012, the FEI is pleased to announce the names of the three National Federation representatives who will compose the judging panel of this year’s hunt for equestrian heroes. Rosana Maria Roig, Director and Secretary General of the

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A great day for Germany, but Aussies hold

London (GBR), July 28, 2012: Aussies, German riders filled the top two places in the individual rankings as Olympic Eventing got underway at Greenwich Park in London (GBR) today with the first of two days of dressage. Ingrid Klimke, team gold medallist at the Beijing Games equestrian events in Hong Kong four

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First Olympic horses arrive at Greenwich Park

London (GBR), July 24, 2012: The first horses have arrived at Greenwich Park, setting for the Olympic equestrian events at London 2012. The equine athletes’ trunks of equipment must undergo the equivalent of the airport-style “mag and bag” checks done on every person attending the Olympic Games. This has been done for

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A Wide-Open Contest for Jumping Glory

By Louise Parkes, Lausanne (SUI), July 20, 2012: Jumping Glory, Since equestrian sport was first officially embraced by the Olympic movement a century ago, Jumping has always been the largest and most popular discipline, and the historical records tell of wonderful horse-and-rider partnerships whose names will never be forgotten. Golden heroes like

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Greenwich Park footing passes final review

Lausanne (SUI), July 19, 2012: A final assessment has been carried out on the all-weather footing at Greenwich Park, and given approval by the FEI. Debbie Jevans, LOCOG Director of Sport, who was present at the assessment, commented: “With support from the FEI, the contractors and our own team have done a

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Big buzz ahead of Olympic Dressage

By: Louise Parkes, Lausanne (SUI), July 18, 2012: Olympic Dressage, There was a time when the world of international Dressage was all too predictable, but how much that has changed. Since the last Olympic Games in 2008 this sport has experienced an extraordinary make-over which, despite the reticence of the purists, has ensured

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Greenwich welcomes the equestrian world

Lausanne (SUI), July 17, 2012: Equestrian world, With just 10 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the hopes and dreams of equestrian athletes and their support crews are all focused on Greenwich Park, in the heart of England’s capital city. It would be difficult to

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Entries for Olympic equestrian events unveiled

Lausanne (SUI), July 16, 2012: Olympic equestrian, Athletes from 40 countries on six continents will compete in the equestrian events of the London 2012 Olympic Games, which get underway on 28 July. The list of entries validated by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is now available

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European Driving Championships

By Cindy Timmer, Wiener Neustadt (AUT), July 15, 2012: The first edition of the FEI European Driving Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Drivers will be remembered as a great success despite the wet weather. The Theresianic Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, Austria welcomed 39 drivers from eight nations. The competition The