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.
SOME OF THE OTHER ATHLETES COMPETING IN THE OLYMPICS ARE:
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
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