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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…

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…

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…

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…

De La Coeur Fly Bonnets Off to London

I adore De La Coeur Fly Bonnets.  What better way to give your horse some personality than with a custom ordered fly bonnet?  I am all about getting items for Taylor that will be unique and not everyone at the…