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Four Horses Test Positive from Olympic Games

The FEI today announces the results of the medication controls for the horses sampled during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Forty horses were sampled (20% of the participating horses), and 4 test results were positive pending any confirmatory analyses.

Royal Kaliber Euthanized In the Netherlands

Royal Kaliber, one of the United States most brilliant horses ever to compete internationally in show jumping, was humanely euthanized in the Netherlands.

First Ever Olympic Equestrian Medal for Ireland

Cian O'Connor riding Waterford Crystal won Ireland's first gold medal in the Individual Jumping Final tonight. Ireland is now the holder of the two most
prestigious gold medals of the discipline: the World and the Olympic titles (Dermot Lennon won the World Gold medal in 2002).

Olympic Gold & Guinness - A Winning Combination!

''I'll drink plenty of Guinness when I go home! I think that the Irish people will accept it with open arms. It is very good for the country as well as for the sport.'' Cian O'Connor - Olympic Gold Medallist - Ireland

Individual Jumping: O'CONNOR Wins First Jumping Gold

Cian O'CONNOR, riding WATERFORD CRYSTAL, won Ireland's first gold medal in Jumping. The 24-year-old from Dublin had a clear round in the final Round B.


Athens, 10:00pm EEST- - - In his first Olympic Games 25-year-old Cian O'Connor of Ireland, aboard the 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding Waterford Crystal won the individual Gold Medal in show jumping this evening.  Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Baloubet Du Roulet took the silver medal while Chris Kappler and Royal Kaliber took the bronze. The two went into a jumpoff to determine the silver and bronze, but it ended prematurely for Kappler whose mount came up lame near the end of the course.  Canada's Ian Millar and Promise Me ended up 24th overall after lowering five fences in the final round. More later . . .

Ian Millar Ends Eighth Olympic Bid in Athens

Ian Millar of Perth, ON, ended his eighth Olympic bid in Athens, Greece, with completion of the Individual Final for Show Jumping on Friday, August 27.

Eight-Time Olympian Ian Millar Qualifies for Individual Final in Athens

Eight-time Olympian Ian Millar of Perth, ON, took one step closer to the medal podium by qualifying for Friday’s Individual Show Jumping Final at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Team Gold for Germany in Nations Cup

It seemed like a walk in the park for Germany to win its third consecutive gold in Team Jumping with only two rails down in both rounds.

Diary from Athens - Showjumping Part II

It was a matter of who would blink first in a jump off for the Team Silver Medal this evening between the U.S. and Sweden.  And it came down to the last rider for each team, when all previous riders had put in clear, quick rounds.  With the U.S. over seven seconds ahead at that point, Sweden decided to take the Bronze, which they were very happy with, and save their horses for Friday. 

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