Dressage Horses of the 2008 Olympics

2008 Olympics Hong Kong Equestrian LogoNow that you know the dressage lineup for 2008 (and check out the handy olympic equestrian cheat sheet). Here you can learn more about the horses competing this year.

*Update: The German Team Isabell Werth and Satchmo won the Gold in the Equestrian Dressage Grand Prix, be sure to take a look at the rest of the 2008 dressage results to see how your favorite competitor placed.

The Dressage Horses for the 2008 Olympics


Ridden by: Debbie McDonald
Owned by: Peggy and Parry Thomas
Breed: Hanoverian
Age: 15
Interesting facts:

  • Brentina is retiring in 2009
  • Memorialized in a Bryer horse

Ridden by: Steffen Peters
Owned by: Akiko Yamazaki
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Age: 10

Harmony’s Mythilus

Ridden by: Courtney King-Dye
Owned by: Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation and Leslie Malone
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Age: 14
Interesting fact: Named the USEF nominated entry for the games in Hong Kong this year.

So Much Olympic Horse

Take a peek at the breeds favored for the games this year (by all of the teams) in jumping, eventing and dressage.

Don’t forget to check in with the rest of the equestrian lineup too
2008 Eventing lineup
2008 Eventing horses
2008 jumping lineup
2008 Jumper horses
2008 dressage lineup (with alternates)