The year in focus: July to September 2005

  • July 2005

    Britain celebrates following the news that London is to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The equestrian events will take place in Greenwich Park.

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    • 2008 equestrian events move to Hong Kong
    • Last minute move for dressage Europeans
    • Kate Hoey is the new CA chairman
    • Owner wins £350,000 damages from vets

    August 2005

    Ben Maher jumps into the spotlight by winning both the Jumping Derby and Speed Derby at Hickstead. Maher became only the second rider to achieve this prestigious double of wins in the same year.

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    • Windsor horse trials £130,000 in the red
    • Show jumping feud splits Ireland
    • Escapado sold to the Netherlands
    • Jan Brink beats Anky van Gunsven in Aachen

    September 2005

    Zara Phillips is crowned the individual European Eventing Champion, as well as helping the British team to secure their sixth consecutive team gold. Zara was following in the footsteps of her famous mother Princess Anne, who was 1971 European Eventing champion.

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    • Fox-Pitt wins final long-format Burghley
    • USA claims Olympic team SJ gold
    • British Eventing chairman resigns
    • British Dressage crowns youngest champion

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