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One Small Surprise as Show Jumping Selectors Rubber Stamp Olympic Team

There were few surprises tonight as Canada’s Olympic show jumping team, which had been widely seen as a foregone conclusion, was announced. Predictions held mostly true, with the exception of a surprise strategic twist that shifts the line-up slightly. The four rider/horse combinations named to the Olympic team are Eric Lamaze on Hickstead; Jill Henselwood […]
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Show Jumping Course Designers Selected for 2010 Games

Lexington, KY – The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that Mr. Conrad Homfeld and Mr. Richard Jeffery have been selected as course designers for Show Jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The 2010 Games will feature eight world championships in equestrian sport, and will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in […]
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Canadian Dressage Riders Rank High in World Standings

Ottawa, ON—Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that five Canadian dressage riders are ranked in the top 85 in the Federation Equestre International (FEI) World Dressage Rankings from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008. The top Canadian in the rankings is Olympian Ashley Holzer, a current resident of New York, NY, who is currently […]
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CAS Dismisses Provisional Measures Requested by Jessica Kürten

Following the decision of the FEI Tribunal in the positive medication case involving the horse Castle Forbes Maike ridden at CSIO 5* La Baule in May 2007, the person responsible – Jessica Kürten (IRL) – filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 5 June 2008. She also requested that the […]
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Canadian Equestrian Community Loses Long-time Volunteer and Veterinarian

Ottawa, Ontario – The horse world suffered a major loss last week with the death of Equine Canada senior judge and Federation Equestre International (FEI) veterinarian, Dr. John Gilray, 78, of 100 Mile House, BC, who succumbed to cancer on June 5.   A horse lover from the age of 13, Dr. Gilray graduated from […]
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More Olympic Games Equestrian Tickets to Go On Sale

The Equestrian Company and China Travel Service (CTS) at a press briefing on June 10th gave an update on the latest “Games-Time” ticket sale arrangements for the Olympic Equestrian Events. Speaking at the briefing, the Chief Executive Officer of the Equestrian Company, Mr Lam Woon-kwong, said, “All of the 40,000-odd tickets for the Equestrian Events allocated […]
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Para-Equestrian Canada Achieves an Additional Riding Spot at 2008 Paralympic Games

Ottawa, ON—Para-Equestrian Canada has received notification from the Federation Equestre International (FEI) that they have achieved an additional rider spot for the 2008 Paralympic Games. Canada had already qualified to send a team of four riders to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Hong Kong this summer, and will now be sending a total of five […]
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Six-Time National Driving Champion Chester Weber Featured in Television Show

Ocala, FL- Internationally renowned driving champion Chester Weber, has been featured in a new television series, The Ocala Horse Show. Weber is based in Ocala, Florida during the winter season.  The rest of the year, he travels with his team internationally to compete in the world’s premier driving competitions. Weber is well respected for his outstanding […]
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Lamaze Wins on Final Approach to Olympics

As Canada’s Olympic show jumping team selection enters the final stretch, Eric Lamaze won what might be the toughest test on Canada’s road to the Beijing Games. In cool, windy conditions, in a torrential downpour, Lamaze came up the victor in the $200,000 grand prix at the Spruce Meadows National tournament. Facing competitors from six […]
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New Eventing Rule in Place for the Olympic Games

The IOC and the FEI Bureau have approved the proposal of the FEI Eventing Committee and Safety Sub-Committee regarding a change of rule for Eventing to apply for all events as of 1 August 2008 including the Olympic Games. The new rule states that horses AND riders will be eliminated after ONE fall at fence […]
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