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Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Team dressage

The team dressage at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place between August 13 and 14 at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Each horse and rider pair performed an FEI Grand Prix Test. The Grand Prix Test consists of a battery of required movements that each rider and horse pair performs. Five judges evaluate the pair, giving marks between 0 and 10 for each element. The judges' scores were averaged to give a final score for the pair. The best three scores from each team's four members were summed to give a team score.

Team dressage
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Beijing2008 eq medal Dressage Team 01.JPG
Medal ceremony
VenueHong Kong Sports Institute
Date13–14 August
1st, gold medalist(s) Heike Kemmer
Nadine Capellmann
Isabell Werth
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hans Peter Minderhoud
Imke Schellekens-Bartels
Anky van Grunsven
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anne van Olst
Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
Andreas Helgstrand
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The results from this event also served as a qualifier for the individual dressage event.


Gold: Silver: Bronze:
  Germany   Netherlands   Denmark
Heike Kemmer Bonaparte Hans Peter Minderhoud Nadine Anne van Olst Clearwater
Nadine Capellmann Elvis Va Imke Schellekens-Bartels Sunrise Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby
Isabell Werth Satchmo Anky van Grunsven Salinero Andreas Helgstrand Don Schufro


Rank Country Total
Rider Horse % Score
    Germany 72.917
Isabell Werth Satchmo 76.417
Heike Kemmer Bonaparte 72.250
Nadine Capellmann Elvis Va 70.083
    Netherlands 71.750
Anky van Grunsven Salinero 74.750
Hans Peter Minderhoud Nadine 69.625
Imke Schellekens-Bartels Sunrise 70.875
    Denmark 68.875
Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby 70.417
Andreas Helgstrand Don Schufro 68.833
Anne van Olst Clearwater 67.375
4   Sweden 67.347
Jan Brink Briar 68.875
Patrik Kittel Floresco 67.125
Tinne Silfven Solos Carex 66.042
5   Great Britain 66.806
Emma Hindle Lancet 71.125
Laura Bechtolsheimer Mistral Hojris 65.917
Jane Gregory Lucky Star 63.375
6   France 65.403
Hubert Perring Diabolo St Maurice 66.833
Marc Boblet Whitini Star 66.125
Julia Chevanne Calimucho 63.250
7   Australia 64.625
Kristy Oatley Quando Quando 65.750
Hayley Beresford Relampago 65.583
Heath Ryan Greenoaks Dundee 62.542
8   Canada 63.514
Ashley Holzer Pop art 67.042
Jacqueline Brooks Gran Gesto 63.750
Leslie Reid Orion 59.750
9   Japan 60.653
Hiroshi Hoketsu Whisper 62.542
Mieko Yagi Dow Jones 60.167
Yuko Kitai Rambo 59.250
  Portugal EL
Daniel Pinto Galopin de la Font 63.083
Carlos Pinto Notavel 61.708
Miguel Ralão Duarte Oxalis RT
  United States DSQ*
Courtney King Mythilus DSQ
Steffen Peters Ravel 70.000
Debbie McDonald Brentina 63.000

*Courtney King and Mythilus were sanctioned on September 22, 2008, which led to the disqualification of the US Dressage team. [1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)