2000 Olympic Games, Sydney

Date: 15th September – 1st October 2000
Venue: Sydney Olympic Park


Forty-four years after Melbourne 1956, when no horses had been allowed into Australia due to severe quarantine restrictions, the veterinary services of the Department of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry proved much more accommodating. The conditions were tough: the Olympic horses had to spend two weeks of pre-shipping quarantine in Europe and, upon arrival in Sydney, they were placed in isolation for another two weeks. The pre-shipping quarantine began on 7 or 8 August. The horses left on 23 August from Frankfurt Airport and landed, after a 30-hour flight, on 25 August in Sydney. There they stayed in quarantine until 9 September, one week before the first competition on 16 September.


Andrew Nicholson   Eventing Individual DNC
Blyth Tait Ready Teddy Eventing Team 8th
Blyth Tait Welton Envoy Eventing Individual DNF
Bruce Goodin Lenaro Jumping Individual 33rd
Kalista Field Waikare Dressage Individual 18th
Paul O’Brien Enzed Eventing Team 8th
Peter Breakwell Leonson Jumping Individual 55th
Sir Mark Todd Diamond Hall Red Eventing Team 8th
Sir Mark Todd Eye Spy Eventing Individual 3rd
Vaughn Jefferies Bounce Eventing Team 8th

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