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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 IndividualDNC
Blyth TaitReady TeddyEventing Team8th
Blyth TaitWelton EnvoyEventing IndividualDNF
Bruce GoodinLenaroJumping Individual33rd
Kalista FieldWaikareDressage Individual18th
Paul O’BrienEnzedEventing Team8th
Peter BreakwellLeonsonJumping Individual55th
Sir Mark ToddDiamond Hall RedEventing Team8th
Sir Mark ToddEye SpyEventing Individual3rd
Vaughn JefferiesBounceEventing Team8th

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