2012 LONDON OLYMPICS

Follow the horse and rider teams as they go for the gold in dressage, eventing, show jumping and para dressage.

2012 London Olympics

Top 2012 Olympic Games Stories

    FRAN'S DISCOVER LONDON OLYMPICS BLOG

    The 2012 Olympic Games in London’s Greenwich Park are history now, but Fran Jurga, DiscoverHorses.com’s superblogger, still has some interesting backstories on the teams, horses, personalities and venues for the Games.

     

     


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    OLYMPIC DRESSAGE

    Steffen Peters and Ravel. Photo Nancy JafferDressage, in which horse and rider execute a program of intricate movements, is often compared to the fluid beauty of figure skating or ballet.

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    OLYMPIC EVENTING

    Head of the Lake 2011 Rolex KY. Copyright Donnelle OxleyThree days, three tests of one horse and rider team–dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping. Eventing is the ultimate test of horse and rider.

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    OLYMPIC SHOW JUMPING

    McLain Ward and Sapphire. Copyright Nancy JafferJumpers are tested under various conditions over a course of obstacles that demonstrate the horse’s freedom, energy, skill, speed and obedience–as well as the rider’s horsemanship.

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    PARALYMPIC DRESSAGE

    Great Britain Gold Medal 2010WEG. Copyright FEI/Kit HoughtonPara-equestrian events open the world of competition to riders and drivers who, despite their disabilities, have become accomplished athletes.

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