The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as the host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 during its 121st Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting.
Belgium's number one FEI dressage pony Alexandre Dumas has been sold to Sweden. The 10-year old German Reitpony gelding (by Don Pedro x Lucky Strike) sold to 12-year old Mathilde Hannell, who is trained by Cecilia Kristoffersen.
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced that FEI dressage judge and rider, Anne Gribbons, will be speaking at the 2010 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program in West Palm Beach, FL, from January 16-18, 2010.
The London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) presented its updated plans for the hosting of Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events at Greenwich Park in 2012 at a meeting of the Greenwich Societies on 23rd September at the Blackheath Halls.