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FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings 1 Sep 2004

Olympic silver medallist Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) is the new World Number One  1998 World Champion in Rome, winner of three consecutive World Cup Finals, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Team bronze medallist, 2003 Top Ten Final winner, Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa, 31, is one of the stars of show Jumping. H....

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In Memoriam Hans Helge Rasmussen 1 Sep 2004

Prominent Swedish Horseman disappears  Hans Helge Rasmussen, a prominent Swedish horseman died recently at the age of 92. During his military career, Capt Rasmussen rode in five Nations Cups (from 1949 to 1951). He also successfully competed in Dressage and later became an international FE....

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FEI Eventing World Cup Update 31 Aug 2004

The French had it all at Martinvast  The 16th and penultimate qualifier of the FEI Eventing World Cup, held on 28 and 29 August at Martinvast in Northern France, proved a resounding success for the host nation. Cheered by no less than 25,000 enthusiastic supporters, the new team Olympic Ch....

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World Driving Four-in-Hand Championship 29 Aug 2004

Veteran Driver Michael Freund wins the Championship, Hungary wins the Team Title The 17th Four-in-Hand Driving World Championships were held in early August 2004 in Kecskemet, South of Budapest, Hungary. It was the 2nd time after 1978 that the World Championships were held there, - in addition ....

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Cian O'Connor wins first ever Olympic Equestrian medal for Ireland 27 Aug 2004

First Irish medal in Athens is a Gold one  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 Le....

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Olympic update: Double Doping Dilemma: Equestrian sports unique responsibility 26 Aug 2004

Drug Testing for Human and Equine Athletes, article by Bernadette Faurie  Drug testing is integral to sport, integral to Olympic Games. For a top athlete it is part of life, part of competition. For the good guys that is as far as it goes. Probably at best it's just a bore. There is on....

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FEI Eventing World Cup udpate 26 Aug 2004

An exciting FEI Eventing World Cup qualifier to take place at Martinvast(FRA) on 28 and 29 August Now that the Olympic excitement is gradually subsiding, the FEI Eventing World Cup series will resume for its 16th and penultimate qualifier. The Grand Complet of Martinvast, 6 km away from Cherbou....

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Olympic Update Dressage: Anky Van Grunsven and Salinero secure Individual Gold for the Netherlands 24 Aug 2004

World No 1 Ulla Salzgeber has to settle for silver. Beatriz Ferrer Salat earns first ever Individual Olympic Dressage medal for Spain  With a combined score of 79.253 % the Dutch Freestyle Queen, who won six World Cup Finals, ended up with a deserved score of 85.825 % after a stylish Kür ....

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Olympic Update Jumping: Third consecutive Olympic Team Gold for Germany 24 Aug 2004

USA Silver after Jump-Off, Sweden bronze Germany dominated the Team Olympic Jumping competition with only two rails down in both rounds. Multi-medallist Ludger Beerbaum and his faithful Goldfever had a double clear, as did Beerbaum's student Marco Kutscher. It is the 5th gold medal for Ludg....

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Anky van Grunsven performs the best Grand Prix Special 22 Aug 2004

Ulla Salzgebers advantage narrowed to half a point German favourite Ulla Salzgeber lost her advantage further to the windy conditions brought on by the Meltemi. After several mistakes from her 16-year-old gelding Rusty, mainly in the flying changes, the German rider has now a slight advantage ....

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