Articles - 2012 London Olympic Games

Olympic Eventing Horse Inspections will not be Open to Public

The London organising committee (Locog) has announced that the eventing horse inspections at the 2012 London Olympic Games will not be open to the public, as is tradition in the sport. As a result, Hugh Thomas, one of Britain’s top officials, h


First Olympic horses arrive at Greenwich Park

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 atten

Chairman of the London Organising Committee Praises Equestrian Sport

Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has described equestrian as “one of the great Olympic sports”. Lord Coe, who was elected as the new chairman of the British Olympic Associ

Statement from Equine Canada Regarding the Disqualification of Victor

Michael Gallagher, President of Equine Canada, has issued the following statement regarding the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) hypersensitivity testing protocol. “We fully support the FEI in its hypersensitivity testing proto

Exciting Build-Up to Olympic Test Event

There was a huge buzz of anticipation and excitement as the first horse inspection for the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational (CIC **) got underway in London (GBR) this afternoon at the first LOCOG test event in the build-up to London 2012. Over th


Canadian Olympic Dressage Team Set to Compete

The Canadian Olympic Team for Dressage is set to begin competition at the 2012 London Olympics following the mandatory horse inspection held Tuesday, July 31, at the Olympic equestrian venue of Greenwich Park. The Canadian Olympic Team for Dressage i

FEI Statement: Victor Disqualified

The Canadian horse Victor, ridden by Tiffany Foster, has been disqualified under the FEI’s hypersensitivity protocol due to an area of clear and obvious hypersensitivity on the front of the left forelimb. The Veterinary Commission stated that the h


Waylon Roberts Top North American at Olympic Test Event

Waylon Roberts finished in 13th place in the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational CIC 2*, held July 4–6, 2011 in London (GBR) held on the site of the equestrian events for the 2012 Olympic Games.  Roberts, of Port Perry, ON, riding Blockbuster III

More Olympic Equestrian Tickets to Go on Sale

Another batch of 900,000 Olympic tickets are going on sale, of which 21,000 will be for equestrian sports. There will be an extra 4,000 dressage tickets, 12,000 for cross-country and 5,000 for show jumping offered starting Tuesday, May 15th. You can

State-of-the-art Olympic Veterinary Clinic in Greenwich Park

Equine athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events in Greenwich Park will have the best possible veterinary care available to them at the on-site Olympic Veterinary Clinic, a temporary facility constructed specially for the Lon