Thursday, July 26, 2012

Equestrian competition starts on Saturday at the Olympic Games

The competition runs from July 28th thru August 9th at Greenwich Park in London

Medals will be awarded in six events, individual and team dressage, jumping and eventing.
Dressage is where the horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.
Jumping is self explanatory but scores are determined by whether the horse attempts to jump an obstacle,  clears it and finishes the course in the allotted time.
Eventing is the equestrian equivalent to a triathlon, comprising dressage, cross-country and show jumping.  

The most recognizable athlete in this Olympic event is certainly Zara Phillips, the grand daughter of Queen Elizabeth of England.  Zara has appeared on this blog before both in equestrian gear and 'civilian' clothing. 


Adelinde Cornelissen-Parzival of theNetherlands

Reiko Takeda of Japan

Vittoria Panizzon of Italy

Tiffany Foster of Canada

Sandra Auffarth of Germany

Adrienne Lyle of the United States

Jessica Michel of France

Penelope Leprevost of France

Sara Algotsson-Ostholt of Sweden

Tiana Coudray of the United States

Jessica Phoenix of Canada

20 year old Luiza Tavares de Almeida of Brazil is the 
youngest competitor in the Olympic Equestrian events

Camilla Speirs of Ireland

Siril Helljesen of Norway

Morgan Barbancon Mestre of Spain

Julia Hargreaves of Australia

Lyndal Oatley of Australia

Megan Jones of Australia

Kristina Sprehe of Germany

Emma Kanerva of Finland.jpg

STAY TUNED throughout the Olympics for continuing coverage of the Equestrian events. 
Remember we have the MOST Olympic Equestrian coverage of ANY Booted Newswomen Blog!! 

Sangita from backstage

Toronto native Sangita Patel is a weather specialist for CityNews.  In these pics and video, she visits the Shopping Channel

Sarah Falkland is classic in black and red