Olympic Horses with Humble Beginnings

Many of us dream of finding horses with International potential in a backyard barn or turned out in a field. There are two horses competing this year that fall into that category — they started out in careers that did not generally lead to Olympic success. Poggio II, Amy Tryon’s eventing mount, worked as a […]

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Equestrian Hippodrome of Ancient Olympics Uncovered

With athletes now gearing up for the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong, I think it’s fascinating that the ancient hippodrome, where equestrian events were held in ancient Greece, has been excavated by sports historian Professor Norbert Müller, of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and fellow researchers Dr. Christian Wacker, who is a sports archaeologist from […]

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