Olympic Social Media Roundup: August 17

Your behind-the-scenes passport for Rio!

Today’s showjumping at the Rio Olympics was full of ups and downs (no pun intended… maybe). After Beezie Madden withdrew Cortes ‘C’ this morning due to a tendon injury, Lucy Davis, Kent Farrington, and McLain Ward went on to clinch the silver for Team USA.

Everyone was pumped for showjumping, including these pugs:

Let the celebrations begin! Everyone looks apprehensive here except for Beezie… We assume that the horses weren’t nearby for this particular celebration:

Pop balloons?… Not bottles? #TeamUSA A video posted by USEF (@usequestrian) on

Hooves and keyboards don’t mix well, but we get the gist of American Pharoah’s excitement:

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Olympics? The Horse introduces the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic equine veterinary team:

Shannon Brinkman Photography shared some absolutely stunning photos from the day’s competition:

Meanwhile, our friends in the dressage world bid farewell to Rio:

Sad to be leaving #twohearts #jointhejourney A photo posted by Charlotte Dujardin (@charlotte_dujardinobe) on


  #twohearts #equestrian   A photo posted by Ingrid Klimke (@ingridklimke) on


We’ll continue to bring you coverage of the Olympics as showjumping carries on! Keep it locked on Horse Nation.

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