All About Olympic Horse Sports:
In a horse crazy country like Britain, it's no surprise to see the sidelines of the cross-country course crowded with fans. Just like the Beijing Olympics, we're seeing a wide range of experience--from veteran Ian Millar, to a few new kids on the block. And after just a day or two of competition, the risk involved in cross-country jumping has took it's toll with Canadian rider Hawley Bennet-Awad hospitalized after a bad spill. The bad was balanced by the good--as Ingrid Klimke of Germany riding Butts Abraxxas finished on top after an almost melodic ride.
If you're looking for results of all the Olympic sports head over to the London 2012 for the full schedule.
About Olympic Equestrian Sports:
Olympic Equestrian Sports History:
Equestrianism is one of the few Olympic sports
where men and women compete on equal grounds. Many Olympic Equestrians
can boast a longevity unheard of in most sports as well. Learn about
previous medalists, some milestones in competition and a little Olympic Equestrian sport history.
Action Image Gallery:
Admittedly some people have compared watching
to watching grass grow. But a closer look reveals the sublime
control and refinement of human and animal in perfect partnership. No
one can dispute the thrills of the
the cross country
phase of eventing, both tests of stamina and agility. Here's a look at the
elegance, the spills, the venues and familiar faces.
Olympic Equestrian Riders:
The equestrian sports are more about experience and skill than athletic prowess. This year, you'll see some of the oldest Olympians competing for medals, like Hiroshi Hoketsu, who at 67, is returning to the Beijing Olympics 44 years after his first Olympic appearance. Meet the horses and riders you'll be seeing competing for podium spots in dressage, eventing and show jumping.