The Olympic Games isn’t an “another day, another horse show” type situation. It’s an experience to be relished, a collection of colorful memories our Team USA riders will be able to call on for the rest of their lives.
Having arrived safe and sound, their horses hacked out and happy, we’re glad to see these elite athletes taking a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro — they’ve certainly earned it. And we’re also happy they’ve been posting snapshots to social for Stateside fans to share in the fun!
Here’s a roundup of their posts:
Fan girl moment … Just hanging out with Simone Biles and Gabby Douglass nbd
Saw Jesus on the hill this morning and rode the ponies this afternoon
A trip to Christ the Redeemer before our training time this afternoon. Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton Eventing also had impromptu NBC Olympics interviews about Rio 2016 #rio2016
Some scenes from today’s schooling session in the main arena. All the horses are on form Boyd Martin Lauren Kieffer Eventing Lynn Symansky Equestrian Phillip Dutton Eventing Clark Montgomery #rio2016
The team took a trip to see Christ the Redeemer this morning before having our first ride in the main area at the Olympic venue
Here’s the latest update from Rio with all the details on the journey so far: USOC processing in Houston, Happy’s first ride at the venue, and our first impressions of the Olympic Village.
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Go Team USA. Go Eventing!