2012 London Olympic Games

Tim Hadaway Joins FEI as Director Games and Championships Department

Tim Hadaway, London 2012 Equestrian Competition Manager at Greenwich Park and the man widely credited for the success of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events, has joined the FEI staff as Director of the newly created Games and Championships Department. The new Director’s role will be mainly to ensure that all FEI technical requirements […]

FEI Sports Forum: Debate on Olympic and Paralympic Qualification

FEI President HRH Princess Haya welcomed close to 300 delegates to the second FEI Sports Forum, which opened at the International Management Development Institute in Lausanne (SUI) today. Addressing the delegates, the FEI President commented on the broad cross-section of representatives from the equestrian community attending the Forum, which included the International Olympic Committee (IOC), […]

CTV Receives 2012 Dressage Canada Media Award of Excellence

Dressage Canada is proud to announce that Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is the recipient of the 2012 Dressage Canada Media Award of Excellence in recognition of the outstanding coverage of dressage at the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is an annual award which recognizes a media partner who has made significant contributions to the […]

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 Association yesterday, addressed the FEI General Assembly in Istanbul (TUR) via video link today, congratulating the […]

Equine Canada Creates Task Force on FEI Hypersensitivity Protocol

Equine Canada (EC) today announced it has requested its Sport Council to strike a Hypersensitivity Protocol Task Force. The objective of the Task Force will be to review the International Equestrian Federation’s Protocol for Thermography and Clinical Examination (Hypersensitivity of legs) to ascertain, from the perspective of Canada’s equestrian sport community, if the protocol and […]

Gerco Schröder’s Olympic Mount Seized

Fresh off a double silver medal win at the Olympic Games, Dutch show jumper Gerco Schröder’s mount, London, has been seized as the result of bankruptcy proceedings. Until recently, the stallion was owned by the Dutch real estate and construction company Eurocommerce, owned by Guy Visser. Earlier this year, London, along with several other Eurocommerce […]

Olympic Dressage: Individual Freestyle Final

Great Britain’s new shining star, Charlotte Dujardin, brought the crowd to their feet and the London 2012 equestrian events to the perfect conclusion when securing the individual Olympic Dressage title as winner of the Grand Prix Freestyle this afternoon at Greenwich Park. Last of the 18 to line out today, the 26-year-old rider scored a […]

Statement From FEI Secretary General on Disqualification of Victor

FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos has spoken publicly for the first time about the Canadian team Jumping horse Victor, which was disqualified under the FEI’s hypersensitivity protocol shortly before the Olympic team competition in London on August 5th. “Disqualification of an athlete will always spark speculation, but in the case of Tiffany Foster’s horse […]

Olympic Jumping: Individual Final

Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat claimed individual jumping gold at the London 2012 Olympic venue at Greenwich Park today when he was the only rider in the final competition to maintain a completely clean sheet in the two rounds. And in a thrilling two-way third-round jump off, The Netherlands’ Gerco Schroder pipped Ireland’s Cian O’Connor for silver. […]

Equine Canada Issues Clarified Statement Regarding Victor’s Disqualification

Equine Canada has issued the following further statements regarding the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) hypersensitivity testing protocol. “Equine Canada agrees that the FEI’s hypersensitivity protocol is in place to protect the welfare of the horse and the fairness of our sport,” states Mr. Gallagher. “Victor sustained a superficial cut on the front of the left […]