Inside the Olympic on-site stabling

By: Horse Deals

Inside the Olympic on-site stabling
<span style="font-size: 9px;">Heading into the Team GB stables at Greenwich Park - Credit Kit Houghton/FEI</span><br><br>

Over the next couple of weeks, horses from 40 countries on six continents will be staying in Greenwich Park for the Olympic equestrian events, with 54 coming in for the dressage and 90 for the show jumping after the eventers have finished their competition.

Busiest day of all will be 1 August when no fewer than 39 lorries and 88 horses will go through the ESF en route to Greenwich. And a further 78 horses will be on site during the Paralympic Games.

The stables are all raised off the ground to protect the Greenwich Park grassland. There are 200 stable units in total, each one measuring 3.5x4 metres.

There are also wash boxes and a purpose-built 24-hour veterinary clinic on site.

A world-class team of equine veterinary experts is in place at London 2012 to safeguard horse health and provide the best possible care and attention to the equine athletes during the Games.

As well as the London 2012 Veterinary Services team, the horses competing at Greenwich Park will be accompanied throughout the Games by their own personal and team veterinarians.