Monday Video from Tredstep Ireland: That Time Team USA Crushed It at the 1984 Olympics

With the 2016 Team USA roster hot off the presses, Olympic fever is in the air. The squad we’re sending to Rio is a ferocious one, and everybody is hungry to see American eventing back on the Olympic podium. Could this be the year we bring back gold?

For today’s video let’s rewind to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, when Team USA took team gold and Karen Stives and Ben Aurthur won individual silver.

The squad:

Torrance Fleischmann (USA) and Finvarra. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

Torrance Fleischmann (USA) and Finvarra. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

Bruce Davidson Sr. (USA) and JJ Babu. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

Bruce Davidson Sr. (USA) and JJ Babu. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

J. Michael Plumb (USA) on Bluestone. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

J. Michael Plumb (USA) on Bluestone. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

Karen Stives (USA) and Ben Arthur. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

Karen Stives (USA) and Ben Arthur. Photo via Virginia Hill/CC.

Enjoy this cross-country footage:

We posted a fun 1984 Olympic photo roundup a while back, which you can check out here. If you still can’t get enough, FEI photographer Kit Houghton has some more amazing 1984 Olympic Eventing photos posted here and Horse Nation has a collection of 1984 Olympic equestrian videos here.

Go Eventing!

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