The London equestrian committees for the Olympics seem to be planning an incredible Olympics. Especially the horse events. I just watched some of the international equestrian federation meetings. There has been some press - London officials say they are NOT going to try to 'top Beijing' for lavish opening ceremonies. It is going to be very nice, but it's not going to be over-the-top-nuts. Even the equestrian events will be in the 'compact' Olympic area, at Greenwich Park, right near the center of London. In fact, they plan at this point, to have the Eventing riders, on cross country day, come barelling into the stadium via a tunnel, jump some cross country jumps there, and then exit again. I think this is also to allow people to see the eventers better. People will be able to take public transportation from London to see the riding events. This is part of their goal, to have a 'greener' Olympics. But also, to keep it accessible to everyone. They are also negotiating with the river water taxis to arrange for people to take water taxis to get to the equestrian area. It surprised me that they are making a committment to keep the prices of the horse events DOWN. They have tickets to the riding events starting at 20 British pounds. Included near the time of the Olympics are the Para-Olympics, where athletes with various disabilities compete at a number of different levels. On the question side, there aren't any big equine surgery clinics near the Greenwhich Park. But they plan to set up a veterinary clinic on the grounds, and work out transport to nearby veterinary surgery clinics. A horse might have to spent two hours or more in transit to get to a surgery clinic. I would guess the vets at the Park can stabilize a horse for that trip. They also won't be making transport arrangements like they did for people flying horses from the US or other countries. In the last two games, the Olympic folks actually managed a lot of that; they won't this time.