Great Britain Takes the Gold in Team Dressage

Great Britain is on a roll!  Not only did they take the gold in the team show jumping, but they have just won the gold in the team dressage event!  Germany took the silver, and the Netherlands took the bronze. …

Great Britain Wins the Gold in Show Jumping

The Olympic show jumping team finals were held this morning in Greenwich Park with host country Great Britain coming out as the victors!  The Netherlands won the silver medal, and Saudi Arabia took the bronze.  The U.S. finished sixth.  The…

Steffen Peters First London Olympics Ride

Steffen Peters is currently ranked 6th in the Olympic dressage competition.  Originally from Germany, Peters became a U.S. citizen in 1992 and was named to the U.S. Olympic team in 1996 where he won a team bronze medal.  He was…

Olympic Show Jumping After Day 1

Today was the first day of qualifying for the show jumping portion of the Olympics in London.  The Netherlands are currently leading, but the U.S. had a strong showing with Rich Fellers, McLain Ward, and Reed Kessler having clear rounds. …

Dressage After Day 1 at Olympics

The individual dressage competition kicked off today with 25 riders, including US rider Jan Ebeling and the famous Rafalca.  The British are currently leading with Carl Hester in first with a score of 77.720% and Laura Bechtolsheimer in second.  Jan…

Olympic Individual Jumping and Dressage Schedule

Below are the Individual Jumping and Dressage competitions scheduled times and dates!   Individual Jumping: August 4, 10:30am (5:30/4:30 ET/CT):  Individual Jumping 1st Qualifier August 5, 11:00am (6/5 ET/CT):  Individual Jumping 2nd Qualifier August 6, 2:00pm (9/8 ET/CT):  Individual Jumping…

Dressage Training By The Colby Report

If you have not seen Stephen’s dressage training from the Colby Report, you need to!  It had me laughing, and Stephen sure did clean up nice in equestrian garb!  Click the video below to watch! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert…

Germany Clinches the Gold in London

The eventing portion at the Olympics concluded today with show jumping.  Germany clinched the gold medal with Great Britain taking the silver, and New Zealand the bronze.  The United States finished seventh.  The German team were fierce competitors and would…

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…

Denim Shirtdress & Cowboy Boots

  Denim Shirtdress & Cowboy Boots by thevelvetrider featuring western shoes I love easy outfits to throw together and a shirtdress is one of the easiest things to throw on and go!  This denim shirtdress from J. Crew looks perfect…

Pick of the Week: Goode Rider Ideal Tank

I decided to choose the Goode Rider Ideal Tank as the pick of the week.  I have this tank in the black and white stripe and absolutely love it!  The fit on this top is amazing and very flattering to…

New Gucci Stirrup Top Handle Bag

Gucci just unveiled a new purse and it’s uber fabulous!  Sleek lines, stirrup detail, luxurious leather…Gucci never disappoints.  This handbag comes in 9 different variations from a simple leather to python.  It features double handles and a natural linen lining. …

Cracker Barrel Goes Equestrian

Yes, you read the title right.  Cracker Barrel restaurant has gone equestrian.  I have found that equestrian inspired pieces can show up in some pretty random places, but it just goes to show how popular this look is.  I was…

Pick of the Week: Tiffany Horseshoes

It’s Friday so it’s time for my pick of the week!  There is just something about the sight of the little blue box that just gets my heart to racing.   Look at that!  It’s just so exciting!  I tend…

Pink Tack

Ok, when I found this on Pinterest, I don’t think I have ever seen anything more fabulous!  Pink leather tack?  Really?  Shut up!  What girl wouldn’t want this on her pony?  I think it is so over the top and…

Project Centerline: A Design Contest

Dressage Today is sponsoring an equestrian fashion design contest inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games.  This design contest is called Project Centerline, and the finalists have been chosen!  Nothing sounds more fabulous to me than having a Project Runway-esque contest…

Beautiful RAMM Horse Stalls

When it comes to Taylor (and all my future horses), I dream big!  I love to look at beautiful barns, tack rooms, and horse stalls, and I imagine my horse living there.  We all think our horses deserve the very…

My Pick of the Week

Sometimes I come across style pieces that are just so wonderful I have to share.  This yellow bracelet from Caracol is available for $32 and is so cute with the horseshoe detail!  This is the perfect bracelet to add to…

In Honor of Team USA

I decided it would be fun to get some items together in honor of Team USA and the Summer Olympics in London!  Red, white, and blue looks good on everyone and every horse.  Pick one, order it, and where it…