Olympic Social Media Roundup: August 7

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:

China’s event rider Alex Hua Tian is sitting in twelfth:


… also awesome:

If you’re not excited yet for cross-country (or terrifically nervous) you will be after this:

Puerto Rico’s Lauren Billys pretty much sums it up:

Ingrid Klimke’s fan section is #squadgoals:

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!

Fitty on her way to Brazil ?// Fitty a caminho do Brasil ? #twohearts #brasil #olympics #fly

A photo posted by Luciana Diniz (@luciana_diniz11) on

Keep it locked on Horse Nation for plenty of Olympic coverage! Go riding!

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