Christie's offers the Olympic equestrian collectible: the pair of life-size jumping horses from the eventing cross-country course by sculptor Tom Hill
American showjumper Jessica Springsteen now owns Vindicat W, an Olympic gold medal-winning Dutch warmblood with Great Britain's Peter Charles
Party pals Anky Van Grunsven, Edward Gal and Adelinde Cornelissen of the Dutch dressage team celebrated Olympic medals in style in London and at home
Who sponsored the Olympics? Visa, BMW, Coca-Cola, McDonald?s--oh, and Bell tea bags from New Zealand! Read how cups of tea paved the road to London.
Carl Hester wil skip Disney World and instead celebrate his Olympic dressage gold medal by riding with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna this fall.
Vets and volunteers caught loose Olympic eventing horse Gin & Juice after he left his rider, Canada's Hawley Bennett-Awad at London's Greenwich Park.
The face and gestures of Team USA's Lee McKeever, barn manager for jumper McLain Ward, tells a story of their own at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The musical freestyle dressage at these London Olympics could be a watershed event for dressage. The scores could go through the roof--except that the event will be held in the open air, in daylight.
Mixed-up music tracks are all the rage on YouTube. When they meet famous dressage riders' freestyles, the fun begins for the latest dressage spinoff.
The musical freestyle dressage is the culmination of months of work by dozens of people. Watch Matthias Rath rehearse for his ride with his composer.
Researchers are studying not just where top riders look, but for how long,and how their eye movements coordinate with the horse's approach to a jump.
"Do the Anky" is a joke polka for fans to have fun cheering for Dutch 2008 Dressage Gold Medalist Anky van Grunsven at the London Olympics.
In Olympic eventing, according to Dr. Marlin, home advantage is clear and significant.
Olympic eventing ross country is not just about how far and how fast. It's about a horse's glycogen stores. And a rider can make a difference.
Equine welfare is at the center of the horse sports at the Olympics, which have pledged to put the horse first. Who's helping them; how is it done?
The Olympic horse,riders and staff at London's Greenwich Park are under a scientific microscope. The Games are the NASA of equestrian science.
If they gave a gold medal for comedy, the Ab Fab Olympic Special would win! It airs July 25 on BBC America. Go for gold, darling!
Find out why the Australian team jackets will remind the equestrian athletes of the money in their wallets.
When visitors fly into London's Heathrow Airport, they now see the world's largest Olympic rings mowed into a field in Richmond Park by Shire horses.
The German Equestrian Federation announced this morning that dressage superstar Totilas will not be representing Germany at the London Olympic Games.
The British equestrian team reports that an injury to Topper requires Piggy French to withdraw from the eventing team; Nicola Wilson will replace her
Ahmad Saber Hamcho (Hamsho) will represent Syria in the London 2012 Olympic equestrian show jumping at Greenwich Park and the whole world will watch.
Fran Jurga on BBC AMERICA's new Twenty Twelve "mockumentary", about six mismatched London Olympics planners, led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).
Fran Jurga shares videos from comedian Stephen Colbert and USEF's response; she ponders Rafalca and the Romneys' effect on the London Olympic dressage
On Monday 18 June 2012, Equestrian Australia's selection committee for the Eventing discipline identified the five horse and rider combinations to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection to the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.
Fran Jurga explains the system behind the naming of five British equestrians to their nation's nominated Olympic athletes list for the sport of eventing; the "team" may be a bit confusing to readers. Why five? And which riders are actually "on the team" and which of the five will compete for individual medals?
According to an announcement on their website, the British Equestrian Federation announced last night that they have formally nominated five riders to the British Olympic Association (BOA) for Team GB. The nominations must now be reviewed and ratified by the BOA before the athletes are selected for Team GB.
Fran Jurga's Discover London Olympics site reports that two Saudi Arabian showjumpers have had their bans reduced in time for them to compete in London at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Khaled Abdullaziz Al Eid and Abdullah Waleed Sharbatly appealed an 80-day FEI ban after they were found guilty of illegal medication for their horses; the ban was reduced.
Fran Jurga's Discover London Olympics reports that Australian three day event rider Boland and his 11-year-old bay Hanoverian gelding GV Billy Elliot won the CCI3* at the 55th Annual Melbourne Three-Day event this weekend, after leading from start to finish.
The Queen?s glorious Diamond Jubilee may be over, but it looks like the Union Jacks are here to stay. Nothing says London like the big graphic asterisk of a flag symbol?especially when it?s plastered directly onto a horse. Rising star eventer Laura Collett painted her ex-racehorse to become a national symbol--and you can do it too! Fran Jurga's Discover London Olympics blog tells you how, in ten easy steps.
Fran Jurga's Discover London Olympics blog reports that Australian Olympic gold medalist and eventing team stalwart Stuart Tinney announced last night that his top horse Panamera was sidelined and out of contention for the Australian Eventing Team that will compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games News story includes quotes from Tinney Eventing and Prue Barrett. Australia's National Performance Director for Eventing.
Fran Jurga reports that actress and comedian Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous (AbFab) fame is fulfilling her equestrian ambitions after recovering from breast cancer and will be supporting the London 2012 Olympics as an ambassador for British Showjumping. We caught up with Saunders at the Houghton Horse Trials and share some exclusive photos of her in and out of the saddle.
The Olympic Torch took a ride on a horse on its fifth day in Britain as it reached the famous Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, southwest of London. A celebration at the racetrack included concerts, entertainment, and a ceremonial delivery of the torch to a stage by eventing champion Zara Phillips.
Weeks of wet weather have threatened the integrity of the original plans to construct the temporary Olympic equestrian events arena in London's Greenwich Park. The stadium construction is under scrutiny by local residents who fear for the historic and natural features of the park. Fran Jurga provides background on the arena's change in plans.
Great Britain's up-and-coming dressage star Charlotte DuJardin rode Valegro into the world record books at the Horses and Dreams Show in Hagen, Germany, in late April.
Mark Todd?s campaign for a seventh Olympic Games has received a setback with the withdrawal of his top horse. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has withdrawn NZB Land Vision from contention after the horse suffered a recurrence of an old tendon injury.
The International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP) has announced a special educational event to be held a month before the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. ICEEP's "Winning Ways" equine science conference is planned for Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on June 16-17, 2012. This meeting will be hosted by the University of Liverpool and will involve specialist equine clinicians from the university?s Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital.