Olympic Equestrian Competition Preparations with Eventing 1st Up

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Olympic equestrian competition starts Saturday with two days of eventing dressage followed by the cross country then jumping before the dressage event opns on Aug. 2 with the Grand Prix as the first phase of the Nations Cup. Dressage trainers were plentiful Thursday, coaching the eventers. Read More

Olympic Qualifying Set Too High Brings Hearbreak to New Zealand Rider

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A New Zealand dressage rider's dream of representing her nation by going halfway round the world to meet qualifying standards set too high to get to the Olympic Games has left her with a mountain of debt and being forced to sell her horse as the only way to get home Read More

Olympic Equestrian Competition Stadium Opens for Horses

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LONDON, July 25--Towering spectator stands have created one of the largest competition stadiums at the Olympic Games opening in two days as horses and riders on Wednesday had their first view of the sweeping panoramic view of London's skyline Read More

New Olympic Freestyle Wrapped Up, Carl Hester Shows Off Fitter, Trimmer Uthopia

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NEWENT, England, July 24--The finishing touches were made Tuesday to the freestyle that Carl Hester hopes his fitter, trimmer Uthopia will join two other British riders and horses in the Olympic Freestyle that will be the finale of equestrian competition at the Games where dressage starts next week Read More

Snazzy USA Olympic and Paralympic Uniforms

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LONDON, July 24--The USA dressage squad along with the rest of Team USA received their official Olympic and Paralympic uniforms to a resounding vote of approval from athletes for the clothing reminiscent of a byegone sporting era Read More

Gold for Germany in Dressage Team & Freestyle European Pony Championships

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FONTAINEBLEAU, France, July 23--Germany took dressage team, Sanne Vos claimed the individual title for The Netherlands, but was pipped by Germany’s Semmeike Rothenberger in the closely fought freestyle by the smallest of margins at the FEI European Pony Championship Read More

USA Team Fit, Together & Confident 10 Days from Olympic Dressage

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LONDON, July 23--The United States Olympic dressage riders will have been living and training together for much of the past two momths when the team Grand Prix starts 10 days from now, and they have come together like perhaps no other in bringing themselves and their horses to the peak of fitness with no illusions about the strength of the competition but confident of making their best effort Read More

Aussie Dressage Team at English Base Camp

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LONDON, July 22--Australia's dressage team arrived at their English base camp Sunday, just days ahead of the opening of the Olympic Games Read More

Brandi Works Magic in Freestyle for 6th NAJ/YR Championship Gold,

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 21--Brandi Roenick and Weltino's Magic captured the dressage Young Rider Freestyle title Saturday to collect her sixth gold medal in three appearances at the North American championships. Canadian rider Laurence Blais Tetreault and Pissaro won gold in the junior division Read More

Bigger Crowds for Equestrian Events than Most Olympic Sports

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LONDON, July 22--The equestrian events of dressage, eventing and jumping will have more spectators than all but a handful of other sports at at the Olympic Games opening in six days while the dressage Grand Pix musical freestyle will be the closing highlight at Greenwch Park Read More