Sweden Takes Olympic Gold in Team Showjumping after Nail Biting Jump Off

Swedish Team wins Olympic Gold

Sweden topped the US to take the Team Gold in Show Jumping after a nail biting jump off. It was the first gold medal for the team after a drought of 97 years, and the medal was well deserved. Henrik von Eckermann with King Edward, Malin Baryard-Johnson and Indiana and Peder Fredricson with All In […]

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Ben Maher and Explosion W Win Olympic Gold

The aptly named Explosion carried Ben Maher to the individual gold medal in show jumping. I swear that horse has wings because the fences were enormous. They made the eventing show jumping fences look small. The fences started out at 1.55 m and went as high as 1.62 meters with spreads as wide as 1.75 […]

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Julia Krajewski Wins Individual Gold; Great Britain wins Team Gold

Julia Krajewski made history yesterday by becoming the first female equestrian to win an individual gold medal for Olympic eventing. Women have competed against men in eventing since 1964 (someone poetically, at Olympic games also held in Tokyo) but she is first to have earned a gold medal. Krajewski, who competes for Germany, rode her […]

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Great Britain in Gold Medal Position after Cross Country

Great Britain is in gold medal position after cross country, with Australia in second and France in third. The Brits kicked off their rides with Oliver Townend, who was the second rider on course. His double clear on Ballaghmor Class was repeated by Laura Collett on London 52 and Tom McEwen on Toledo De Kerser. […]

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Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl Wins Dressage Gold

Olympic newcomer Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera has won the individual gold medal, finishing ahead of Isabell Werth, who won silver on Bella Rose, with Olympic dressage gold has gone to Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera, who pinned compatriot Isabell Werth into silver on Bella Rose, with Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin taking […]

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DRESSAGE TEAM MEDALS DECIDED

US Dressage Team Wins Silver

In the team dressage finals today Germany won the Gold, USA won the Silver and Great Britain won the Bronze. These Olympic games used a new format for the dressage competition, which was aimed at making equestrian sports more accessible for more nations. The new rules were a bit much to take in but the […]

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Olympic Dressage Day Two

Today was the second day of Olympic dressage competition in Tokyo with teams gearing up for the Dressage Team Grand Prix Special on Tuesday and the Individual Grand Prix Freestyle on Wednesday. Isabell Werth and Bella Rose finished at the top today with a score of 82.5%. Behind her, in second place was Britain’s Charlotte […]

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The Historic Top hat

Top Hats are part of formal dress for foxhunting

Three hundred years ago hats were considered to be protective headgear for the hunt field. While you don’t see too many top hats today, some of the same hatmakers are still in business and still producing bespoke (custom) head gear. The top hat was designed specifically as a crash helmet for the hunting field. Tall […]

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