The 2012 Olympics in London is just around the corner.
Athletes from countries all over the world will descend upon London to become a part of sporting history.
The arenas and XC course built in Greenwich Park are temporary and will be removed once the games end.
Olympic Flame On May 10th the Olympic Flame will be lit using the sun's rays at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, in a traditional hour-long ceremony among the historic ruins of the home of the ancient Games.
The Flame will then be taken on an eight-day relay around Greece before arriving at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on 17 May for the official Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony.
The flame will then travel from Athens to the UK in a gold-liveried aircraft.
Phase two is the Cross-Country jumping test; the approximately 4 mile course, estimated to contain 42-45 jumping efforts, runs throughout Greenwich Park and was designed by Sue Benson.
The Eventing competition gets a grandstand finish in the main arena on Day 4 with the third phase, show jumping.
The flame will then make its way to Land’s End where it will then begin a 70-day journey across the UK, arriving at the Olympic Stadium on 27th July for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
The horses travel in specially designed jet stalls, two in each container, so they always have company. The horses will be served their in-flight snacks and beverage - in this case it will be hay, carrots and apple juice mixed with water, which will help them stay hydrated during the flight.
Equestrian - Dressage Olympic dressage runs from August 2nd to 9th.
During the Torch Relay the flame will travel 8,000 miles across the UK, passing within 10 miles of 95% of the population.
Horse Transportation Transport of all other participants to the 2012 Olympics is not as challenging as getting the elite horses there! 50-60 US Team horses will be “shipped” by Fed Ex from Newark airport in NJ to Stanstead, England.