Follow the horse and rider teams as they go for the gold in dressage, eventing, show jumping and para dressage.
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.
Dressage, in which horse and rider execute a program of intricate movements, is often compared to the fluid beauty of figure skating or ballet.
Three days, three tests of one horse and rider team–dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping. Eventing is the ultimate test of horse and rider.
Jumpers 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.
Para-equestrian events open the world of competition to riders and drivers who, despite their disabilities, have become accomplished athletes.
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