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Olympics 2008

Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore | © Allison Rogers

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 'zero tolerance' drug policy.

Courtney King-Dye and Harmony's Mythilus | © 2008 by Nancy Jaffer

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

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.

Analysis of the 2008 Olympic Dressage Freestyles

A freestyle choreographer and reporter gives insight on the 2008 Olympic dressage freestyle tests.

Rodrigo Pessoa and Rufus at the 2008 Olympics | © 2008 by Nancy Jaffer

Pessoa's Olympic Horse Tests Positive for Nonivamide

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

The gold medal Olympic show jumping team: McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, Anne Kursinski (reserve) and Will Simpson | © 2008 by Nancy Jaffer

On the Rail: U.S. Olympics Report Card

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?

Harmony's Mythilus Tests Positive for Felbinac

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.

Four Olympic Jumping Horses Test Positive for Capsaicin

Four riders will not compete in the individual Olympic jumping competition because their horses tested positive for capsaicin.

Brentina Given Clean Bill of Health after Uncharacteristic Performance at 2008 Olympic Games

The morning after the grand prix, U.S. team veterinarian Dr. Rick Mitchell gave Brentina a thorough exam and pronounced her fit, as he had just before she went into the warm-up for the competition.

Commissioner Margaret Fong |

Welcome Letter from Hong Kong Commissioner

An open letter welcoming the equestrian athletes to the 2008 Equestrian Olympics in Hong Kong from Commissioner Margaret Fong.

Hong Kong Hand-Over Ceremony for American Shetland Ponies

The American Shetland Pony Club honored the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation with a gift of two ponies for Hong Kong's continued work in hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympic Games.

NBC to Stream Olympic Equestrian Events Online

A video stream of the 2008 Olympic Games' equestrian events will be available on

Morse Withdraws Kingston; Barisone and Neruda Traveling Alternate for U.S. Olympic Dressage Team

Michael Barisone and Neruda will replace Leslie Morse and Kingston as traveling alternates for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team.

White-Carty Withdraws; O'Connor and Mandiba on U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

Karen O'Connor and Mandiba will replace Heidi White-Carty and Northern Spy on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team.

Debbie McDonald and Brentina share a moment at the 2008 U.S. National Dressage Championship. | © 2008 by Nancy Jaffer

Olympic Predictions: Who Will Medal in Hong Kong?

Equestrian journalist Nancy Jaffer, who will be covering her eighth Olympic Games in Hong Kong, goes out on a limb (OK, we pushed her) and bets on who will be bringing home gold, silver and bronze.

Past Olympic Equestrian Medalists

A list of equestrian medalists from the past 1988-2004 Olympic Games.

Olympics Equestrian TV Coverage

The go-to guide for finding out when and where the Olympic equestrian events will be broadcast.

Photo Gallery: U.S. Olympic Team Equestrians and Horses

Take a look at the U.S. Olympic equestrians in action before the Games start.

Equestrian Olympic Schedule

A complete schedule of the equestrian competition events in the 2008 Olympics.

Five Clean Rounds at U.S. Olympic Eventing Outing

Riders competed for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team in eventing at a mandatory outing, with five completing perfect show jumping rounds.

U.S. Event Riders Prepare for 2008 Olympics at Barbury Castle

Five American horse-and-rider eventing teams rode in the mandatory outing at Barbury Castle in England for their final preparation before the 2008 Olympic Games.

Debbie McDonald and Brentina | © 2008 by Nancy Jaffer

2008 Olympic U.S. Dressage Team Bios

Meet the 2008 Olympic U.S. Dressage Team: Debbie McDonald, Steffen Peters, Courtney King-Dye and traveling alternate Michael Barisone.

Peters Continues to Lead USEF Selection Trial for Dressage

Steffen Peters claimed another win in the third leg of the USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship and USEF Selection Trial for Dressage.

Olympic Equestrian Trivia

Fun facts about the history of Olympic equestrian competitions.