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Pantsu Is Aiming To Pull Off Another Surprise
The 2002 bronze medalist has only gained more experience since the World Equestrian Games,  writes Birgit Popp.


With the possible exception of dressage rider Kyra Kyrklund, Pia Pantsu is Finland's most famous rider. For many years their paths have crossed at the Swedish National Stud Farm Flyinge, and Kyrklund has been helping Pantsu with her dressage.



The very influential Hanoverian stallion Voltaire died suddenly on Aug. 13.

Voltaire, 25, suffered a heart attack while covering a mare at the stud farm De Watermolen, in the Netherlands. Voltaire had been very healthy, breeding three or four mare per week.

Voltaire (Furioso II

Show jumper Ludger Beerbaum has been chosen by the German National Olympic committee to carry the flag for Germany at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, on Aug. 13. Athens will be Beerbaum

The Dutch Olympic dressage team has suffered a severe blow

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Amy Tryon will ride Poggio II, her 2002 World Equestrian Games and 1999 Pan Am Games partner, in the Olympics, replacing her mount My Beau. Tryon
Following a team training camp at Oak Crest Farm in Toronto, Canadian selectors decided to replace Stuart Black and Blackout with Garry Roque and Waikura on Aug. 4. Selectors Rob Stevenson, Lorraine Laframboise, Juliet Graham, Grit High and Dr.
The U.S. Olympic eventers and alternates dominated the dressage at the Gatcombe Championship of British Eventing, Aug. 6-8 in Gloucestershire. While the British team horses were already en route to Athens, the U.S. horses contested the dressage and show jumping phases at Gatcombe, taking the top eight places in the first division of advanced, headed by Kim Severson and Winsome Adante. The Olympic eventing begins on Sunday, Aug. 15. The U.S. horses didn
Royal Kaliber dispelled any doubts about his recovery from his injury in early June and his readiness for the Olympics on Aug. 5-8 at the Valkenswaard CSI in the Netherlands. Chris Kappler showed Royal Kaliber in the Welcome Stakes on Thursday, Aug. 5, and placed 33rd with a careful clean round. "Chris wasn
For Pleasure, the 18-year-old stallion who was on the German gold-medal show jumping teams at the 1996 Olympics with Lars Nieberg and the 2000 Olympics with Marcus Ehning, has been withdrawn for veterinary reasons from the German team for this month

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