At the 2003 European Dressage Championships in Hickstead, England, Great Britain, Austria and Canada have qualified a team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, joining Germany, USA, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands which earned their qualifications already last year at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez.
Ireland qualified one individual, as Heike Holstein, who finished 20th of the overall individual classification, was the best placed individual in the Grand Prix not yet qualified through the World Equestrian Games 2002.
2003 EDC: Ulla Salzgeber and Rusty Retain Their European Crown
2003 EDC: Phenomenal Standard of Dressage in Grand Prix Special
2003 EDC: Germany Take Gold; Spain Win Silver, Great Britain Bronze