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Equestrianism at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Mixed Dressage, Team

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Hong Kong Equestrian Venue, Hong Kong
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 14, 2008
Format: Three-rider teams. Team score is average of individual rider scores. Individual score used from round one (Grand Prix) of individual event.

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: NED Netherlands
Bronze: DEN Denmark

Summary

Germany entered, therefore Germany won gold, as they had done at every Olympics since 1984. They were led by Isabell Werth who had been either the top, or second-best, dressage rider since the early 1990s. The Netherlands won the silver medal, as they had done in 1992-2000, led by Anky van Grunsven, the individual dressage champion from 2000-08. The United States had been bronze medalists at the last four Olympics, but they were beaten out of third this time by the Danish team. The United States was later disqualified when [Mythilus], Courtney King-Dye’s horse, tested positive for felbinac, an anti-inflammatory medication. In March 2010, King-Dye’s career in international riding ended when she fell off her horse and sustained a traumatic brain injury. She spent four weeks in a coma and three months in inpatient rehab learning to walk and talk again. She eventually recovered, although not fully, and her injury inspired the campaign Riders4Helmets.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 Germany GER Gold 72,917
2 Netherlands NED Silver 71,750
3 Denmark DEN Bronze 68,875
4 Sweden SWE 67,347
5 Great Britain GBR 66,806
6 France FRA 65,403
7 Australia AUS 64,625
8 Canada CAN 63,514
9 Japan JPN 60,653
AC Portugal POR DNF
AC United States USA [67.819] DQ (doping)