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Olympic Dressage Update 12 Aug 2004

Number of Nations Allowed in the Grand Prix Special  On request of the International Olympic Committee and in order to comply with the Olympic Charter, which allows a maximum of three athletes per nation in any individual competition, , the FEI Executive Board today confirmed that a maximu....

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How to Prepare a Horse for a Greek Olympic Summer 11 Aug 2004

Acclimatisation of Equine Athletes  How to prepare a horse for a Greek SummerFacing the heat of August in Greece has inspired the imagination of riders from more moderate climates.Germany's Ulla Salzgeber put her hot favourite Dressage horse Rusty under a solarium, directly installed i....

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Olympic update: Equestrian athlete to carry German Flag 11 Aug 2004

Ludger Beerbaum to carry the German flag at the Opening Ceremony  Ludger Beerbaum to carry the flag for his countryGerman show jumping rider Ludger Beerbaum will carry the flag for his country at the Opening Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.Beerbaum will compete in his fifth Olymp....

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Olympic Update in Dressage 10 Aug 2004

Edward Gal (NED) and Lindh withdrawn from the Olympic Dressage  DRESSAGEThe Netherlands hope for Dressage gold at the Athens Olympic Games have suffered a blow following an injury to 11 year old stallion Lingh, ridden by Edward Gal. The pair has been withdrawn for the competition, to be r....

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Olympic Update 10 Aug 2004

Australian Eventing Team looks for a a fourth consecutive gold team  EVENTINGWith the arrival in Athens yesterday of six horses from Luton (GBR), the Australian Eventing team is all set to break the Olympic record and win a fourth consecutive gold medal.Andrew Hoy, three-time team gold med....

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Irish Super Star in Dublin 6 Aug 2004

France still leads the standings. Irland victorious on home ground  The home side demolished the opposition at the penultimate leg of the 2004 Samsung Super League in Dublin yesterday when the Irish at last shook off the horrors of their last few months of crippling controversy. Following ....

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FEI Vice President to bear the Olympic Torch 4 Aug 2004

Freddy Serpieri will carry the Olympic flame along the New Olympic Village Road in Aharnon  The FEI Vice President Freddy Serpieri (GRE) will be the proud bearer of the Olympic Torch on 11 August afternoon.Freddy Serpieri, 66, is the Vice President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee since 2....

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Veterinary update on Salicylates 4 Aug 2004

Threshold for Salicylates (Aspirin)  The 2004 FEI General Assembly agreed to change the threshold for salicylates, in line with the proposals submitted by the Veterinary Committee. The previous thresholds for salicylates were 750 µg/ml in urine and 6.5 µg/ml in plasma. Experien....

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Veterinary: Update on Testing Issues 4 Aug 2004

Warning against use of sedatives  Recently our Medication Control Programme has reported several cases of tests, in which low concentrations of sedatives were found in competition horses. In this respect the substances Acepromazine, Detomidine, Reserpine, Fluphenazine and Guanabenz have be....

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2004 FEI Children's International Jumping Final 4 Aug 2004

Hummingbird Nest, Simi Valley, California to host the FEI Chidlren's Jumping Final from 22 to 28 November 2004  For the first time in the history of the FEIs worldwide jumping competition for children, the final will take place in sunny California -the same US state which was also cho....

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