This brief but eloquent video featuring dressage rider Laura Graves and show jumper Beezie Madden is basically everything our wide world of equestrian sport is about.
It’s finally here: the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games takes place tonight, and the top eventers, dressage riders and show jumpers in the world will contend for individual and team medals over the next two weeks. The Olympics are a festival, with riders and fans uniting on a global level to cheer on their own country as well as celebrating the equestrian sports and their wide-reaching impact.
Two of the United States’ competing equestrians, dressage rider Laura Graves and show jumper Beezie Madden, discuss the impact that Olympics have on them as individuals, teammates and most importantly as horsewomen:
Have you got chills and the warm fuzzies all at the same time? That’s how you know the Olympics are here.
Keep it locked on Horse Nation throughout the entire Olympic Games for plenty of coverage of all three disciplines! Our sister sites Eventing Nation and Jumper Nation are also covering their disciplines in depth.