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Nations Confirm Participation for 2008 Olympic Games

The deadline for nations to confirm their participation at the 2008 Olympic Games was 31 May 2008. In light of the confirmations from the National Olympic Committees, the latest list of qualified nations per discipline (team and individual) attending the 2008 Olympic Games is presented below. Cancellations in both Dressage and Eventing have meant that […]
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Equine Canada Program Coordinator—Competitions Resigns

Ottawa, Ontario—It is with regret that Equine Canada announces the departure of their Program Coordinator—Competitions, Natalia Dilauro.   Dilauro will be joining the federal government working at Human Resources and Social Development Canada.   “I would like to take this opportunity to wish Equine Canada all the best in its future endeavors,” remarked Dilauro. “The […]
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Canadian Breds Sweep Young Horse Series

Troy, Ontario – Canadian-bred horses won all age divisions when the second event in the 2008 Canadian Young Horse Development Series, the Fox Run Spring Horse Show II, was held Sunday, May 25, in Troy, ON. In the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division, Divine Diva and Michelle Vandal emerged victorious, turning in the fastest clear round […]
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Bianca Lafontaine Trains with Ludo Philippaerts

Québec, Québec – Cavalor Canada sponsored rider Bianca Lafontaine enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent a week training in Belgium with top-ranked show jumping athlete Ludo Philippaerts. Lafontaine, 19, of Beaconsfield, QC, spent one week at the end of April working and riding with Philippaerts at his training center in Gruitrode, Belgium. […]
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Theodore O’Connor Euthanized

Lexington, KY − The United States Equestrian Federation is devastated to report that Theodore O’Connor was humanely euthanized today as a result of an injury sustained in an accident at Karen and David O’Connor’s barn in The Plains, VA. The 13-year-old eventing super pony defied odds and gravity throughout his career. Standing only 14.1 hands, […]
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The HSBC FEI Classics

The newly established HSBC FEI Classics is a series linking the five 4-Star Eventing competitions currently on the international calendar. 2008 Calendar of Events 1. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event (USA) April 24-27 2. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR) May 1-4 3. Luhmuhlen CCI**** presented by E.ON Avacon (GER) June 12-15 4. Land Rover […]
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Swiss Spirit on Trial

“It all began because of my friendship with Markus,” said Swiss Chef d’Equipe Rolf Grass, talking about his role as show jumping team manager earlier this week. It’s late in the evening, because he has been busy at work all day, but you can sense that discussing the other great passion in his life is […]
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HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Final 2008

The 2008 Final of the HSBC FEI World Cupâ„¢ Eventing will take place in Deauville (FRA) from 18 to 21 September introducing FEI’s global partner for Eventing, HSBC, as the series’ new title sponsor. The HSBC FEI World Cupâ„¢ Eventing Final will be the main attraction of the prestigious R.I.D.E. (Les Rencontres Internationales des Disciplines […]
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A Tall Order? Not if Your Name is Todd

It had been in the back of his mind for some time, but it was while enjoying a few social drinks with friends over the Christmas period that former Eventing super-star Mark Todd decided he would give it a go. He had retired from the sport of Eventing in 2000 after a glittering career, but […]
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IOC Issues Anti-Doping Rules for Beijing 2008

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued the IOC Anti-Doping Rules (for human athletes) which will be applied during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Tougher Rules and Significant Increase in Number of Tests Allied with an increase in the number of tests: up from 3,600 in Athens to 4,500 in Beijing, whereby as a general […]
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