Abby Gibbon was tasked with keeping up with the eventing portion of the games via Facebook and Twitter. Here, she shares some highlights from the final day of competition.
Nina Ligon: Getting ready!
OlympiMania: Equestrian’s eventing team jumping and individual jumping finals are about to start! Is it just us or those horses are like totally awesome!
Phoenix Equestrian Team: Phenomenal finish for Jessica & Exponential they finished 22nd out of 74 riders!!!
Will Coleman: Great clear round, just 2 time faults, but the old horse jumped great:
Phillip Dutton: Disappointment on the team round, no fault of Whisper’s – going back in to have another shot at it in the individual
SmartPaker Sarah: Go Karen go!:
ProEquest: Mr. Medicott is congratulated by his groom Max Corcoran after jumping clear with Karen O’Connor today in the team stadium jumping team final. The USA might not have finished where they hoped, but the team horses all know that they’re superstars (Erin Gilmore Photo):
Kate Samuels: Sweet pic of Sweden’s Wega, in the lead individually in #Olympic #eventing, as a filly foal with mother La Fair:
SmartPaker Sarah: She does it! Wega turned it on today and put in a lovely ride. And here comes The Beatles! Oh no wait, thats just Tina Cook.
Francis Whittington: The team behind the success @BritishGrooms:
Emily King: YESSSS MUMMMAAA!! #TeamGB secure team silver #London2012 aahhhhh!!! Mum and Tina still in shot for individual medal #COMEONGIRLS
Eventing NZ: How Big are those smiles from our Bronze medal winning team! Toddy gets a bit of extra applause due to his Legend Status.
Phillip Dutton: Whisper tried really hard in the second round, big ask for him after such a big day yesterday.
USEA: Karen O’Connor gives the Americans a top ten finish. Riding Mr. Medicott Karen finishes ninth individually.
Huffington Post: Look who we spotted at the Olympics! Will and Kate!
PRO Event Riders: High Kingdom really jumping huge and Zara nearly comes off but guides him thru a flawless round as applause erupts #London2012
An Eventful Life: Yes I wanted to scream at the last fence too. Michael Jung a deserving winner, Sara Algotsson Ostholt silver, Sandra Auffarth bronze
Monty White: Man that was charged! The stands noticeably shook with all the cheering & stamping. S/where a scientist is recalibrating his richter scale!
Laine Ashker: Michael Jung for president!
Nick Gauntlett: Apparently it’s Jung’s Birthday too… #greedy!
Laura Collett: If you ask Micheal Jung what he did on his 30th bday: “became Olympic Champion” #casual
Mike Tindall: @dolbird @aliceplunkett waiting for the medal ceremony:
British Eventing: It had the feeling of a music festival for horse-lovers – Glastonbury meets Glorious Goodwood #greenwichpark
Paul Tapner: Jung came from 11th place after dressage to claim gold, proof that finishing on your dressage score is the most important skill of eventing
FEI: What a feeling :
Alice Plunkett: William fox pitt and Michael Jung #legendsofthesport:
Samantha Clark: Why do I feel like crying? Happy tears, proud tears, what if tears…so proud of everyone, and of our sport, fantastic Eventing London 2012
Vision of the Horse: A post eventing drink for many who were at Greenwich today!: