Go behind the scenes in Rio!
Each day during the Olympics, we’ll bring you not only the news and headlines you need to know, but the behind-the-scenes look at the complex triumph that is the Summer Games: the emotional glimpses into the everyday stories of humans and horses working together on the biggest international stage in history.
USA’s Lauren Kieffer and Veronica share a moment at the conclusion of their eventing dressage test:
And speaking of Lauren and Veronica, we’d like to thank The New Yorker for bringing some much-needed mainstream publicity to the sport:
Can Lauren Kieffer become the first woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in equestrian eventing? https://t.co/CTbe3Bob6a
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) August 7, 2016
China’s event rider Alex Hua Tian is sitting in twelfth:
— Cavallo_Magazine (@cavallomagazine) August 7, 2016
… also awesome:
— Roxanne (@PegaseBuzz) August 7, 2016
If you’re not excited yet for cross-country (or terrifically nervous) you will be after this:
— USEF (@USEquestrian) August 7, 2016
Puerto Rico’s Lauren Billys pretty much sums it up:
A day I will never forget. Purdy was a Rockstar during dressage and was a perfect partner to our first dance on this world stage. Now I understand why the feeling of riding the Olympics is so magnetic. It was a magical day. Tomorrow Purdy and I will be tackling the cross country at 12:33pm Brazilian time (8:33am California time). Remembering the amazing feeling of today but also knowing tomorrow is a new day to ride. #2hearts #twohearts #olympics2016 #roadtorio #purdilicious
Ingrid Klimke’s fan section is #squadgoals:
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And this just might be our favorite thing we’ve seen from the Olympics. Like, ever.
In a cross-disciplinary moment that had equestrian fans all over the world squealing with joy, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro checked out the cross-country course today.
And show jumpers are starting to arrive as well!
— Hyperion Stud (@HyperionStud) August 7, 2016
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Keep it locked on Horse Nation for plenty of Olympic coverage! Go riding!