Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024

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There Could Be Gold On The U.S. Team's Horizon
For the first time ever, the U.S. dressage team is considered a true medal contender, writes
Nicole Lever.


Can New Zealand pull itself up from disappointing results--apart from Mark Todd's individual bronze at Sydney--at both the last Olympics and the 2002 World Equestrian Games?



The Dutch Are Hoping They'll Find A New Star
They won't have their two individual medalists from 2000, but a young squad might just be able to pull off another surprise, writes Birgit Popp.


Ireland's Squad Can Certainly Jump
But will their strength over fences outweigh their weakness in front of the letters, wonders Louise Parkes.

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Fuchs Is Back To Lead The Swiss Team
After battling a painful injury for the past year, Markus Fuchs is healthy and ready for Athens, writes Birgit Popp.


This year's Swiss Olympic team features a new generation of riders, but it's their one veteran who's among the favorites for an individual Olympic medal--Markus Fuchs.



The British Will Be Bringing The Team To Beat
With Pippa Funnell and William Fox-Pitt headlining their team, the British depth is the envy of the rest of the world, writes Kate Green.


In addition to outstanding resumes full of four-star wins, Pippa Funnell and William Fox-Pitt will have the additional incentive of looking to correct the unlucky stops they had at the 2002 World Equestrian Games that kept them from earning gold there.

Don't Forget About Sweden
Even though they're not in the Samsung Super League this year, the Swedish team is still a contender, writes Birgit Popp.


The Swedish victory in the Nations Cup at their own CSIO Falsterbo in June proved that they shouldn't be overlooked at Athens. Sweden was also one of just three nations to place two riders among the top 10 at the 2004 World Cup Final, where Malin Baryard and H&M Butterfly Flip took sixth and Rolf-G

France Has A Powerful One-Two Punch
On paper, they have the credentials to pull off an upset, writes Birgit Popp.

Italy Is Still Searching For Its Best Team
They'll need to recover from disaster at the CHIO Aachen (Germany), where they were last in the Nations Cup, writes Birgit Popp.


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