Five days, six medals, 48 stories, hundreds of Tweets, hundreds of thousands of readers, a few site crashes, some laughs, some tears, and one random assault rifle round later, here we are, out the other side of eventing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
If you were to ask me what I have been doing for the past week, I’m not sure I could tell you. It’s kind of a blur. Have I left the house? No. When was the last time I changed out of my pajamas? Questionable. Have I had a shower lately? You don’t want to know. Would I do it all over again? In a heartbeat.
The rest of the stateside EN team, I’m sure, enjoyed a similar sporting staycation — can I just point out that, in addition to our Olympic coverage crew, we had Kate Samuels up covering Millbrook Horse Trials and Lorraine Jackson recapping Gatcombe? As for our Rio correspondent Jenni, the struggle was real down there but she did what she had to do — and knocked her live coverage out of the park, as always.
What a long, strange, amazing trip it has been. Thanks for joining us on the journey, Eventing Nation.
Thursday/Friday, August 4-5
Rio 2016 at a Glance: Meet the Horses
Latest FEI Olympic Video Will Haunt Your Dreams Forever
Behind the Scenes in Rio with Team USA
Beach Beers, Gym Rats and Horse Massages: Team USA Social Media Roundup
Rio Ride Times Released + Key Olympic Team Shake-Ups
Your Ultimate Guide to Eventing’s Athletes & Equines at the 2016 Olympic Games
Rio By the Numbers: Which Teams Will Win Medals?
Team USA Reviews the Olympic Cross Country Course
The Final Countdown: Team USA Social Media Roundup
All Horses Accepted at Rio Olympics First Horse Inspection
Rio Diaries: Don’t Always Believe the Headlines
Saturday, August 6
Dressage Powerhouses of Rio: Day One
Rio Olympic Day 1 Morning Dressage Live Updates
Rio 2016 at a Glance: Meet the Riders
Rio Day 1: Sandra Auffarth & Opgun Louvo Lead at Lunch, Boyd Martin 7th
Rio Olympic Day 1 Afternoon Dressage Live Updates: William Fox-Pitt Takes Lead on 36.9
Stray Bullet Comes Through Media Center Roof in Rio [Update: Aimed at Police Blimp]
William Fox-Pitt Leads Way on First Day in Rio, Germany Tops Teams
Rio Diaries: Yes, A Bullet Came Through the Media Center Roof Today
Sunday, August 7
Dressage Powerhouses of Rio: Day Two
Rio Olympic Day 2 Morning Dressage Live Updates
Your Colorful Guide to the 2016 Olympic Cross Country Course
Rio Top 3 Remain Unchanged at Lunch, Lauren Kieffer 25th
Rio Olympic Day 2 Afternoon Dressage Live Updates
William Fox-Pitt Keeps Rio Lead After Dressage, Dutton Best for U.S. in 15th
Rio Cross Country Ride Times Now Available
Dressage Wrapped in Rio: Sunday Social Roundup
Monday, August 8
Cross Country Powerhouses of Rio
Olympic Cross Country Day News & Notes
Rio Olympics Cross Country Live Updates
Win, Lose or Draw: Riders Remark on Olympic Cross Country Day
Chris Burton & Aussies Lead After Wild Rio Cross Country
What Happened Where on Rio Cross Country Day?
Insanity in the Middle in Rio: Cross Country Social Media Roundup
Behind the Scenes with Chris Burton
What Went Wrong for Team USA in Rio?
Tuesday, August 9
All Horses Accepted at Nail-Biting Final Inspection in Rio
Show Jumping Powerhouses of Rio
Rio Olympics Team Show Jumping Live Updates
Q&A with an Olympic Groom: Shannon Kinsley of Lauren Kieffer Eventing
France Wins Team Gold in Rio! Silver for Germany, Bronze for Australia
How Much of a Leaderboard Shake-Up Can We Expect Between Rounds 1 and 2?
Rio Olympics Individual Show Jumping Live Updates
10 Olympic Stats from EquiRatings That Kind of Blew Our Minds
Why We <3 Ruy Fonseca
Q&A with an Olympic Groom: Emma Ford of Phillip Dutton Eventing
Michael Jung and Sam Win Olympic Gold Again, Phillip Dutton Takes Bronze
Phillip Dutton, American Eventing Hero: Celebratory Social Media Roundup