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John Whitaker’s Olympic Bid Over

Hong Kong – Following a meeting of the Appeal Committee – Jumping held at Sha Tin at 4pm on August 18, 2008, the Appeal Committee has upheld the objections of seven national teams as to the eligibility of John Whitaker to jump in the second round of the Team Competition – Jumping. The Chef de Mission […]
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National Capital Show Jumping Tournament

Ottawa, ON—While the current Olympic equestrians were planning strategy for their next show jumping course in Hong Kong, a trio of riders with some Games’ experience between them were facing off a little closer to home. The jump off in the $40,000 NCSJT Grand Prix included Jay Hayes from Orangeville, Ont., who competed in the […]
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Canadian Olympic Show Jumpers in Medal Contention

Hong Kong – Canada is tied for fourth position following the first of two rounds of team show jumping competition held Sunday, August 17, at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, China. In an extremely close race, Switzerland and the United States are tied for first place with 12 faults, Sweden is third with […]
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Holzer Qualifies for Dressage Final at 2008 Olympic Games

Hong Kong, China – Ashley Holzer of Toronto, ON, placed 15th in Saturday’s Grand Prix Special to qualify for the Individual Final at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, China. Only the top 15 athletes from an original starting field of 47 qualify to contest the Grand Prix Freestyle, which acts as the Individual […]
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Ashley Holzer Moves Forward in Dressage at 2008 Olympic Games

Hong Kong, China – Ashley Holzer of Toronto, ON, placed 19th in Thursday’s Grand Prix Dressage competition to qualify for the individual competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, China. In the final team placings, Canada finished ninth with an average score of 63.514%.  Germany won the Team Gold with a total of […]
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Germany Wins Dressage Team Gold

Hong Kong – As expected after yesterday’s first session, it was the Germans who claimed Dressage Team gold at the Sha Tin Olympic Stadium in Hong Kong, with victory sealed by an emphatic test from Isabell Werth and Satchmo in the closing stages. The Netherlands had to settle for silver, while Denmark earned their first-ever […]
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Olympic Equestrian Show Jumpers Ready for Competition

Hong Kong – With no Canadian medals to date in these Olympic Games, pressure is mounting on Canadian equestrian show jumpers, who begin competitions Friday evening in Hong Kong and are considered to be in medal contention. 40-year-old Eric Lamaze, of Schomberg, Ontario, is an Individual medal favourite with his great stallion, Hickstead. Sports Illustrated […]
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All Jumpers Pass the Jog

A total of 87 Jumping horses were presented for veterinary inspection at the Olympic equestrian venue in Sha Tin, Hong Kong this morning and all passed with flying colours, with no visitors to the holding box. There were three changes to the Olympic Jumping start-list yesterday (Wednesday) when it was confirmed that Michael Whitaker’s Portofino, […]
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Reid Opens Dressage Competition at 2008 Olympic Games

Hong Kong, China – Leslie Reid of Langley, BC, was the first competitor for the Canadian Team on the opening day of Dressage competition on Wednesday, August 13, at the 2008 Olympic Games. Reid, 52, performed the Grand Prix test riding Orion, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by George and Patricia Hatch. She earned […]
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Sandra Donnelly Top Canadian Eventer at Olympics

Hong Kong – The Canadian Eventing Team finished its Olympic bid in ninth place on Tuesday night at the Sha Tin venue in Hong Kong, China. Sandra Donnelly of Calgary, AB, was the top-placed Canadian, finishing in 31st place individually. Germany won the Gold Medal with a final score of 166.10 penalty points, Australia took […]