2016 Olympic Games: Dressage

2016 Olympic Games: Dressage

Follow along as Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass and Allison Brock do their best to tackle the German juggernaut team and the dominant Dutch. The Grand Prix goes on Aug. 10-11; the Special (with team medals awarded) on Aug. 12 and the freestyle (with individual medals awarded) on Aug. 15.

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The sounds of “Deutschlandlied” rang across the National Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro for the second time this week as the heavily favored German dressage team climbed to the top of the podium to claim their eighth Olympic gold medal.
By halfway through the afternoon of today’s Grand Prix Special, the medals were all but decided—all but bronze that is.
We asked Olympic dressage riders about their headwear preferences.
The top 31 riders come back for the Grand Prix Special, which completes the team dressage competition and counts toward the individual final qualification. We'll be commenting on each ride, updating as they go. Rides go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Don't miss a minute of the action!
Complications from an injury caused British rider Fiona Bigwood to question continuing her riding career, but this special made brought her back not just to the saddle, but also to the Olympic Games!
Reading romance novels together. 16-year partnerships. Pokemon. Just happy to stay in the ring. We heard some fun stuff in interviews!
Last to go before the lunch break, Germany’s Kristina Bröring-Sprehe leapt to the top of the scoreboard after a lovely test that scored 82.25 percent aboard Desperados FRH.
Like every horse-crazy child, 7-year-old Julie Brougham had a dream: competing at the Olympic Games. It’s taken her 55 years, but she finally rode down centerline yesterday in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
A bullet was found this morning in the stable area of the National Equestrian Center where the equestrian portion of the Olympic Games is being held. No horses or humans were injured.
Germany’s Dorothee Schneider was the last to canter down centerline today as the light was fading, and she didn’t disappoint, scoring an 80.98 percent with Showtime FRH to take the lead after the first day of the Grand Prix.

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