Olympic Equestrian News

2008 Olympics in Hong Kong

Olympics Live!
Don’t miss a second of the Olympics on www.NBCOlympics.com. Read More >>

New FEI Website
Offers information about current and past Olympic Games.  Read More >>

Equestrian will be back on the map at London 2012, promises new competition chief
Tim Hadaway, who was appointed equestrian competition manager for London 2012 prior to the Beijing Games, leaves Hong Kong convinced he can help deliver a programme that will “put equestrian back into the heart of the Olympics”.  Read More >>

A Look Back at the 2008 Olympic Games
The equestrian events are now behind us, but they’re not forgotten.  Read More >>

Olympian back after 44 years
Hiroshi Hoketsu’s appearance at the Olympic equestrian dressage event here was his second Olympic event since the 1964 Tokyo Games.  Read More >>

Doping scandal spoils Hong Kong party, casts doubt on horse events
The Olympic equestrian events, meant to include Hong Kong in China’s coming-out party, reeled from success to scandal as doping again cast doubt on the future of elite horse sports in the Games.  Read More >>

American Beezie Madden Captures Bronze in Individual Show Jumping 
Canada claims gold; Sweden takes silver. 

Four Equestrian Riders Suspended for Chili Pepper Derivative
Four horses and their riders were suspended from Olympic show jumping Thursday after preliminary tests suggested that the skin of the horses may have been treated with a banned derivative of chili peppers.  Read More >>

Bronze for Beezie!
Madden Outruns Six in Jump-Off for Individual Medal at 2008 Olympic Games.  Read More >>

Typhoon Looms as Hong Kong Wraps Up Equestrian
Hong Kong is preparing to wrap up the Olympic equestrian events as Typhoon Nuri threatens to make it a wet and windy finale.  Read More >>

Olympic Horses Fail Drug Test
Four horses that contested the Olympic show jumping event have tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin.  Read More >>

Steffen Peters Reflects on His Olympic Performance
The American dressage rider just missed the medals’ podium, but his future is very bright.  Read more >>

The Night The World Met Ravel  
Peters Delivers Stellar Fourth Place Performance at 2008 Olympic Games in Dressage.  Read more >>

New Anky Van Grunsven Claims Individual Gold in Dressage   
The Olympic medal winner proves she is on top in her sport.  Read More >>

On Top of the World
A jump-off between the United States and Canada decided the Team Gold medal tonight at Sha Tin.  Read more >>

U.S. Show Jumping Team Claims Gold
All four American riders are qualified for Individual competition later this week.  Read More >>

U.S. Show Jumpers Are Looking for a Golden Repeat
The Americans are hoping to recapture gold during the Olympic show jumping competition.  Read More >>

Brentina Given Clean Bill of Health after Uncharacteristic Performance at 2008 Olympic Games
Debbie McDonald’s mount has no soundness issues according to U.S. team vet.  Read More >>

U.S. Team Barely Beaten for Dressage Bronze; King-Dye Remains Highest Placed American at 2008 Olympic Games
The U.S. dressage team is edged out of the medal standings in team Grand Prix competition.   Read More >>

Germany Reigns Supreme
The Germans take Olympic Gold in Team Dressage competition.   Read More >>

The Jumpers Pass With Flying Colours
With veterinary inspection behind them, the show jumpers are ready for the start of their Olympic competition.   Read More >>

Kemmer Throws Down the German Gauntlet
Germany continues its Olympic equestrian dominance through day one of dressage Grand Prix competition.  Read More >>

King-Dye Leads the Way for Team USA after First Day of Dressage
Courtney King-Dye rides a solid first test for the United States Olympic dressage team.   Read More >>

Olympic Dressage Competition Underway
Day one wraps up, but the most formidable riders are still on tap.  Read More >>

Gina Miles Takes Silver in Olympic Individual Eventing Competition
The U.S. rider takes her spot in the equestrian Olympic annals.  Read More >>

Germany Takes Team Gold in Olympic Eventing
Miles Jumps up to Individual Silver; Germany Proves Invincible at 2008 Olympic Games in Eventing  Read More >>

Germany on Top in Olympic Eventing
Going into the final show jumping phase, Germany has the lead. Read More >>

Photographing the Olympics
Watch for photos from Shawn Hamilton – CLiX Photography. Read More >>

Olympic Eventers Vie for Gold
Eventing competition runs Aug. 9-12.

Curtain Opens on Olympic Equestrian Events
Distinguished guests gather in Hong Kong to prepare for the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games Read More >>

Horses Stranded by Tropical Storm
Tropical storm Kammuri causes delays for Olympic mounts. Read More >>

TeamUSA Website Goes Live
United States Equestrian Federation launches website offering Olympic coverage Read More >>

Anti-Doping and Medication Control
FEI offers Post-Arrival Elective Testing (PAET) to competitors at Olympic Games Read More >>

U.S. Eventing Team Alternate Named to Team
White withdraws Northern Spy; O’Conner and Mandiba named to team Read More >>

U.S. Olympic Dressage Team Finalized
Leslie Morse withdraws Kingston from the team.

U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team Announced
The USEF has named the U.S. Olympic Team in Show Jumping for 2008 Games. Read More >>

U.S. Olympic Three-Day Eventing Team Named
Top horses and riders get ready for the Games. Read more >>

Television Coverage for 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events Announced
All disciplines to be aired.

Equestrian Venue Passes AWAG Gold Standard
The site for equestrian competition during the upcoming Olympic Games impresses local government agency. Read more >>

Horse Transportation for 2008 Olympics

FEI committees meet to discuss the best ways to transport competition horses to Beijing. Read more >>

Switzerland Withdraws Dressage Team From Olympics
Team’s top rider will not compete in Hong Kong. Read more >>

Ten Show Jumpers Short Listed for the 2008 Olympics
Four to ride in the 2008 Olympic Games this summer. Read more >>

Oldest-Ever Olympian to Compete in the 2008 Games
Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu will make history books this summer. Read more >>

Olympians to Ride in the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade
Twelve Olympic riders will make history on New Year’s Day. Read more >>

Olympic Games under review
The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian competition receives a report card. Read more >>

Horse Transportation for 2008 Olympics
FEI committees meet to discuss the best ways to transport competition horses to Beijing. Read more >>

Tickets and Planning

Plan for 2008 Olympic Excursion Now
Start planning your appearance at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong. Read more >>

2008 Olympic Games Tickets On Sale Now
As Olympic tickets are beginning to sell, the FEI is focusing its attention on equine health and welfare for the upcoming Games. Read more >>


  1. I thought it had interesting articles about the riding teams but I was hoping to get information about when the dressage/jumping competions showed on tv during the olympics – thats what I’ll be watching! It may be to early for that yet since its only June.


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