2012 London Olympics Equestrian News

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Sophie Christiansen
2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games
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Visit the official site of the 2012 London Olympics equestrian events.  www.london2012.com/equestrian.
2012 London Olympic Equestrian Schedule
Find out when your favorite sports will be taking place.
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Equestrian competition concludes at the 2012 London Paralympic Games
The U.S. team is celebrating the finish of its most successful equestrian Paralympics to date. Read more >>
U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team by the Numbers
Impress your friends with these vital stats about the U.S. 2012 Olympic Equestrian Team horses and riders.

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Equestrian competition concludes at the 2012 London Paralympic Games
September 5, 2012 – The U.S. team is celebrating the finish of its most successful equestrian Paralympics to date.
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Americans riders narrowly miss the podium in Paralympic dressage freestyle tests
September 4 , 2012 – Natasha Baker of Great Britain and Austria’s Pepo Punch earned the two gold medals in Monday’s competition.
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Great Britain wins Paralympic equestrian team gold
September 3 , 2012 – The United States finished a respectable seventh at Greenwich Park.
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Great Britain continues its Paralympic dominance after the team dressage tests
September 1 , 2012 – Team medals will be awarded after the individual championship tests on Saturday.
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Great Britain takes the lead after day one of Paralympic equestrian
August 31 , 2012 – The host country of this year’s Paralympic Games has been a dominant force in the sport since its inception.
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2012 Paralympic Equestrian Schedule
August 24 , 2012 – The Olympics are over, but there’s still more international competition in London.
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Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro of Great Britain win individual Olympic dressage gold
August 9 , 2012 – The host country ends an incredibly successful equestrian Olympics on a final high note.
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Olympic show jumping individual gold goes to Steve Guerdat of Switzerland
August 8 , 2012 – Silver and bronze medals were decided in a close jump-off between Gerco Schroder and Cian O’Connor.
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Great Britain wins Olympic gold in team dressage
August 7 , 2012 – The host country of this year’s games had never won a dressage medal, but ended that record in a big way today.
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Great Britain wins Olympic show jumping team gold
August 6 , 2012 – The final result came down to an intense jump-off between the home team and the Netherlands.
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Saudi Arabia leads in team Olympic show jumping competition
August 5 , 2012 – A four-way tie for second includes Great Britain; the U.S. narrowly stays in the competition with a seventh place finish.
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Three Americans will advance after day one of Olympic show jumping
August 4, 2012 – McLain Ward and Antares F and Rich Fellers and Flexible both went double clear; Reed Kessler finished with just one fault.
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Great Britain holds the lead in Olympic dressage competition
August 3, 2012 – The home team stands in first place with British rider Charlotte Dujardin in the top position individually.
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British riders are in first and second position after day one of Olympic dressage competition
August 2, 2012 – Jan Ebeling and Rafalca were the first Americans on the dressage stage; the remaining riders will compete tomorrow.
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Olympic eventing team and individual gold medals go to Germany
July 31, 2012 – Michael Jung won a narrow victory over Sweden’s Sara Algotsson Ostholt; Karen O’Connor of the U.S. finished in the top 10.
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Germany holds the lead in team and individual eventing at London Olympics
July 30, 2012 – American riders performed well, and the team currently stands in fifth place.
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Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa takes the lead after the dressage phase of Olympic eventing
July 29, 2012 – There’s a shake up on the individual leaderboard at the end of day two, but few surprises on the team standings.
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German equestrians take an early lead in day one of Olympic three-day eventing
July 28, 2012 – Teammates Ingrid Klimke and Dirk Shrade are in first and second; Karen O’Connor leads the American contingent in ninth place.
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Get to know the United States Olympic Show Jumping Team
July 26, 2012 – Three seasoned competitors and one newcomer make up this year’s gold-medal hopefuls from the U.S.
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Meet the United States Olympic Dressage Team
July 25, 2012 – These four riders will go up against the best in the world beginning on August 2.
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Meet the United States Olympic Eventing Team
July
24, 2012
– These five riders will represent the U.S. in the first equestrian sport of the games, three-day eventing.
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FEI announces entries for London 2012 Olympic equestrian events
July
16, 2012
– Horses and riders from 40 different countries will be competing in the upcoming games. Read more >>

FEI looks back at 100 years of equestrian in the Olympics
July 5, 2012 – The international organization has launched a new section of its website with facts and photos from a century of Olympic equestrianism. Read more >>

U.S. Eventing Team announced for 2012 Olympics
July 3, 2012 – Five horse-and-rider pairs made the cut and will compete later this month in London. Read more >>

USEF announces nominated entries for dressage and show jumping
June 18, 2012 – The horse-and-rider teams that made the cut will travel to England to continue training before the Olympics. Read more >>

USEF names short list for 2012 Olympic eventing team
June 13, 2012 – Eleven entries will compete in Great Britain prior to the final team selection in July.
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National Para-Equestrian Championship underway in New Jersey
June 12, 2012 – Eleven entries will compete in Great Britain prior to the final team selection in July.
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Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 in the lead after first Olympic selection trials
June 10, 2012 – The veteran rider and his up-and-coming Grand Prix mount took the lead at the Grand Prix National Championship.
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Dressage champs Steffen Peters and Ravel will sit out Olympic trials
June 1, 2012 – Thanks to the pair’s stellar performance record, the selectors will consider them for the short list even without participating in the trials.
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Equestrian athletes are part of the London Olympics 100-day countdown in New York
April 18, 2012 – Three world-class riders and one world-class horse will join other athletes to celebrate in Times Square.
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“Show Your Best” contest offers a chance to attend the 2012 London Olympics
March 28, 2012 – Submit a video of your personal best and you and your horse might be seen in a global TV spot for this year’s Olympics.
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Japanese dressage rider Hiroshi Hoketsu could be oldest athlete at 2012 Olympics
March 9, 2012 – The Olympic veteran has qualified for the London games, where he will be 71 years old.
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FEI celebrates 100 years of Olympic equestrianism
February 23, 2012 – Equestrian was first included as an Olympic sport at the 1912 games in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Tickets for 2012 London Olympics Go on Sale This Week
March 14, 2011 – The equestrian events will be held in Greenwich Park between July 28 and August 9.
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First 2012 Olympic Qualifications Announced Following 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
October 14, 2010 – The United States has secured a spot at the London Olympics for its eventing and dressage teams.
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Greenwich Park Officially Named as Site of 2012 Olympic Equestrian Events
March 25, 2010 – The planning committee has made the decision to use the historic park despite vocal opposition.
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