MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results

2012 Olympic Games: All Disciplines

Olympic Games
Go back to The Chronicle's Olympic Games homepage.
Dujardin Doubles Her Gold Medal Haul In Olympic Dressage Freestyle
Before this Olympic Games in London, Great Britain had never won a medal in dressage of any color. Now that nation can count not only team gold but also individual thanks to a stupendous performance from Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro in the freestyle today.
Guerdat Goes Golden In Olympic Show Jumping
Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat took full advantage of a fresh start with Nino des Buissonnets. He was the only rider to go clean and within the time over both of Bob Ellis’ enormous tracks, earning him Switzerland’s first gold medal in equestrian in 88 years.
British Strike Gold Again, Take First Olympic Dressage Medal Ever
Last night the British show jumpers celebrated after taking their first team gold medal in sixty years, but tonight the dressage riders one upped that victory by doing something no British team has ever done before: winning team gold.
Emotional Victory For Team GB In Olympic Show Jumping
The British show jumpers aren’t known for wild displays of emotion, but when Peter Charles jumped a clear round to secure the gold medal as the last rider to go in a thrilling jump-off against the Netherlands, Nick Skelton literally leaped into the air with joy.
Canadian Olympic Jumper Disqualified
Victor, ridden by Tiffany Foster of Canada, was disqualified from the Olympic show jumping competition today under the Fédération Equestre Interationale’s hypersensitivity protocol.
Americans Still In Hunt, But Saudis Lead Olympic Team Jumping
After one round of team show jumping at the Olympic Games, the biggest news isn't who will be going forward to the medal round, but rather who won't. Heavy hitters Germany, France and Belgium were all knocked out of the running, as well as the teams from Australia, Ukraine, Chile and Mexico.
First Day Of Olympic Jumping Brings Mixed Results For Team USA
Anything can happen in show jumping, and just as it appeared that Team USA was going to post four clean rounds on the first day of Olympic competition, disaster struck for Beezie Madden.
Dujardin Keeps British Dreams Alive For Gold In Olympic Dressage
An anticipatory hush fell over the Olympic arena when Charlotte Dujardin entered aboard Valegro. The Olympic rookie carried the weight of her team’s expectations on her shoulders, and her score would determine whether Great Britain stood in first or second after the Grand Prix test.
Hester Leads British Charge On Day 1 Of Olympic Dressage
Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer should’ve been jubilant after the first day of dressage in front of their hometown crowd with Great Britain well into the lead.
Jung Leads Germany To Team And Individual Gold
Is there any eventer out there better than Michael Jung? Two clear show jumping rounds at the Olympic Games earned him the individual gold, making him the only event rider to ever hold the title of World Champion, Olympic Champion and European Champion all at once.
Martin Withdraws In Final Olympic Eventing Inspection
The Olympic eventing field has narrowed by six after the final horse inspection this morning, and both the U.S. and Canadian squads suffered losses.
Klimke And Algotsson Ostholt Tie After Olympic Cross-Country Shake Up
Sue Benson intended to separate the Olympic winners from the also-rans by making the time tough to get on her twisty, hilly course in the center of Greenwich Park, and the cross-country results proved mission accomplished when Germany’s Ingrid Klimke on Butts Abraxxas tied with Sweden’s Linda Algotsson Ostholt on Wega for first place on double-clear rounds.
What Happened Where On Cross-Country
Find out what happened to all the riders who fell off.
Olympic Eventing Dressage Shocker: Oiwa Leads
No one was more surprised than Yoshiaki Oiwa himself to learn that his score of 38.1 with Noonday de Conde was the best of the day in the dressage portion of the eventing at the Olympic Games.
Germans Go One-Two In Olympic Eventing Dressage
At the end of Day 1, Ingrid Klimke slotted into first place aboard Butts Abraxxas (39.3) ahead of Dirk Schrade in second with (39.8).
Walk The Cross-Country Track With Course Designer Sue Benson
Sue Benson has created a masterpiece in Greenwich Park.
All Horses Pass Initial Olympic Eventing Jog
Eighty-five horses from 22 countries trotted up today, and every horse passed the first inspection, although four were held for re-inspection.
Michaels-Beerbaum Will Sub In On German Olympic Show Jumping Team
Philipp Weishaupt, 27, will have to wait a bit longer to ride in his first Olympic Games for Germany. His mount, Monte Bellini, contracted an infection and was rushed to the veterinary clinic on July 20, according to The Telegraph.
Saudi Olympic Team Will Be Without Presley Boy
The Dutch website is reporting that Saudi rider Khaled Al Eid’s mount Presley Boy will have to miss the London Olympic Games due to colic. And subsequently, Horse & Hound is reporting that Presely Boy is now battling laminitis.
Travel the Globe with the Chronicle!

Enjoying the Chronicle’s Olympic coverage? Consider subscribing and enjoy coverage of equestrian events as only the Chronicle can bring you.

Activate your subscription today and receive access to our Olympic Preview issue, as well as three more Olympic issues to come: Eventing Results, Dressage & Show Jumping Results, and Olympic Analysis.

Receive 4 free issues and access to all our online premium content: Subscribe Now!

Denis Lynch Removed From Irish Olympic Squad
Irish show jumper Denis Lynch had a rollercoaster week at the Aachen CHIO in Germany, and he started this week with very bad news.
Rath And Totilas Out Of 2012 London Olympic Games
July 5, Nations Cup day of the CHIO Aachen (Germany), brought good and bad news for German dressage. The good news was that the young German team easily won the Nations Cup ahead of Denmark and the Netherlands. The bad news was that Matthias Alexander Rath said he definitely wouldn’t be able to ride in the 2012 Olympic Games.
FEI Launches Olympic Website
In the final countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Fédération Equestre International has launched a new online hub dedicated to all things Olympic and Paralympic, both old and new.
USEF Names 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team
Pending the approval of the U.S. Equestrian Federation Executive Committee and the United States Olympic Committee's Board of Directors, the USEF named the 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team.
Olympic Eventing Second Horse Inspection Opened To The Public
The London Olympic Organising Committee has announced that the final horse inspection of the Olympic eventing competition will be opened to spectators with tickets to the show jumping phase on July 31.
Hugh Thomas Resigns Official Position For London Olympic Games
Hugh Thomas has resigned from his position on a London Olympic Games committee following an announcement that the public will not be allowed to attend the eventing horse inspections at the 2012 London Olympic Games as spectators.
Meet Your Olympic U.S. Show Jumping Team
It’s hard to come up with adjectives adequate to describe Rich Fellers and Flexible’s performances this spring. Words like “phenomenal,” “incredible” and “unbelievable” are trite and cliché, and honestly don’t convey the true magnitude of his accomplishments.
Flettrich Withdraws From Olympic Consideration, Blitz New Alternate
After being named the first-ranked alternate for the dressage team for the London Olympic Games, Todd Flettrich has chosen to withdraw from consideration and retire Cherry Knoll Farm’s Otto instead.
USEF Names Nominated Entry For Olympic Show Jumping Team
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has approved the show jumping nominated entries for the 2012 Olympic Games. A team of four and a traveling reserve will be entered on the definite entry on July 6.
USEF Names Nominated Entry For Olympic Show Jumping Team
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has approved the show jumping nominated entries for the 2012 Olympic Games. A team of four and a traveling reserve will be entered on the definite entry on July 6.