Category: News

US in Third After Day One in Olympics

As Day 1 concluded in the 2012 Olympics, the US Equestrian Team found themselves in third, trailing Australia and Germany.  Not bad for the first day!  Karen O’Connor on Mr. Medicott leads the US riders and is in 9th place…

Official 2012 US Equestrian Olympic Teams

We are down to basically 1 day before the Olympic Equestrian events begin!  I am so ecstatic!  I will be out taking care of the horses at the Thoroughbred rescue this weekend when they begin but my DVR is set! …

Allison Springer & Arthur

I’ll be honest.  I’m in love with Arthur.  I watched the entire Rolex 3-Day event online, and I was immediately drawn to Arthur.  He’s gorgeous, strong, and such a competitor.  I was thrilled when this pair was up to make…

Reed Kessler and Cylana

To continue on with Olympic week on The Velvet Rider, I decided to do a post on Reed Kessler.  I think she should be a major inspiration to young riders everywhere.  At only 18 years old, she has been named…

Equestrian Olympic Events

We are now less than a week out from the start of the 2012 London Olympics, and I absolutely cannot wait!  London is 5 hours (ET) ahead of us so be sure to keep that in mind as you watch…

Equestrian Olympic History

The world is abuzz with Olympic talk right now, and if you’re anything like me, you’re keeping up with all of the trials!  I really enjoy watching the swimming, gymnastics, track and field, and of course the equestrian events!  I…

Confirmed Qualifications for London

I decided to follow up on my post from yesterday about the chase forLondon!  FEI released today the competitors who had qualified for the Olympics 2012.  I am a huge fan of Boyd Martin and his horses as well as…

US Olympic Horses Ready for London

It’s Olympic year! I have been trying very hard to keep up with all of the Olympic hub bub, picking out my faves, and crossing my fingers they make the cut.  So far I have been pleased with who potentially will…