Olympics 2008

Editor's Note: What's Fair in FEI Drug Testing?

In the December '08 issue of Practical Horseman magazine, Managing Editor Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore discusses the fairness of the FEI's "zero tolerance" drug policy.



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On the Rail: Do the FEI Drug Testing Rules Need to Change?

October 1, 2008 -- The "mysterious" positive drug test of Courtney King-Dye's Olympic dressage mount, Harmony's Mythilus, which resulted in elimination for the U.S. team in Hong Kong, raises questions about the FEI's policy.



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Analysis of the 2008 Olympic Dressage Freestyles

A freestyle choreographer and reporter gives insight on the 2008 Olympic dressage freestyle tests. By Karen Robinson for Dressage Today magazine.


Sep 12, 2008

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Pessoa's Olympic Horse Tests Positive for Nonivamide

September 5, 2008 -- Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa's 2008 Olympic mount, Rufus, has tested positive in both his A and B sample for the prohibited substance nonivamide.



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On the Rail: U.S. Olympics Report Card

August 29, 2008 -- What can the U.S. do to get straight A's in that next whopper of a competition, the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington?



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Harmony's Mythilus Tests Positive for Felbinac

August 27, 2008 -- Courtney King-Dye's Olympic dressage mount Harmony's Mythilus has tested positive for the banned substance felbinac. Also, the initial positive findings of capsaicin have been confirmed in four show jumping horses.


Aug 27, 2008

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2008 Equestrian Olympic Games Wrap-Up

Nancy Jaffer highlights the expected and unexpected from the 2008 equestrian Olympic Games in Hong Kong, where she reported daily for EquiSearch.com.



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Photo Gallery: 2008 Olympic Show Jumping

A look at the riders and horses in the 2008 Olympic show jumping competition, and the medal ceremonies that followed.


Aug 22, 2008

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North America Dominates Olympic Show Jumping Again

August 21, 2008 -- Canada's Eric Lamaze wins Olympic individual show jumping gold, as Sweden's Rolf-Goran Bengtsson takes silver. America's Beezie Madden beats out seven other top riders in a jump-off for bronze.



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Four Olympic Jumping Horses Test Positive for Capsaicin

August 21, 2008 -- Four riders will not compete in the individual Olympic jumping competition because their horses tested positive for capsaicin.


Aug 21, 2008

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Photo Gallery: 2008 Olympic Dressage

A collection of photos from the 2008 Olympic team and individual dressage competition in Hong Kong.


Aug 20, 2008

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Van Grunsven Wins 3rd Gold; Peters Fourth in Olympic Individual Dressage

August 19, 2008 -- The Netherlands' Anky van Grunsven wins her third individual dressage Olympic gold medal in a row, while America's Steffen Peters just barely misses his chance for a bronze.



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U.S. Show Jumpers Win Olympic Team Gold

August 18, 2008 -- The U.S. show jumpers put in three perfect trips in a jump-off to win the Olympic team gold medal.



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U.S., Switzerland Tied After Day 1 of Olympic Nations' Cup Jumping

August 17, 2008 -- The U.S. is tied for the lead with Switzerland after Day 1 of the Olympic Nations' Cup, and the USA's McLain Ward is tied with Canada's Eric Lamaze for first place in the individual medal race.



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Isabell Werth Leads, Steffen Peters Fourth in Olympic Grand Prix Special

August 16, 2008 -- Isabell Werth takes the lead in the Grand Prix Special while Steffen Peters' performance puts him fourth going into the 2008 Olympic dressage freestyle and in the running for an individual medal.



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