The Olympics have started and this first week of competition is almost completed. In that week, the first Equestrian event has been completed in stunning fashion and with competition that was beyond fierce!
Eventing was the first event up for the Olympic Equestrian events starting on Saturday. Through four days of competition horses and riders competed through a grueling marathon of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This tough lineup is no stranger to Eventers, but it proves to always be a challenge that truly shows the versatility of the horse and rider as well as their stamina and precision!
Dressage proved to be a test in patience and precision as horse and rider completed the difficult test put in front of them. Cross Country proved to be one of the most challenging tests. The difficult course caused many eliminations and shook up the scoreboard with some surprising horses and riders rising to the top and slipping to the bottom.
The third test, Show Jumping further tested these riders and horses with a course that truly separated the competition. Going into the Show Jumping final, two American’s were left in the top twenty five, with Phillip Dutton pulling off an impressive ride and securing the bronze metal for Team USA!
Ride along with Golden Oak Stables and join us as we congratulate Phillip Dutton!