Don’t you wish the Olympics could just go on forever? It’s such a wonderful time of year, to see athletes and spectators from all parts of the world and all walks of live uniting under one roof. Perhaps the public will be berating the IOC for delegating this games to what many will say is an unstable area, but the overall theme of the Games remains intact.
A good friend of mine got it right in this quote from a recent podcast: “The #Olympics to me is just the epitome of what a peaceful world would look like. Where nations can work together and compete against each other in a way that is celebratory and where we’re cheering people on without being completely nationalistic about it or obnoxious. The Olympics … are the pinnacle of what sports should be. The spirit of the Games to me is the purest form of what sports can do.”
Events Opening This Week:
Stable View Advanced Oktoberfest Horse Trials (SC, A-3), Jump Start H.T. (KY, A-8), ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. at the Horsepark (NJ, A-2), Fair Hill International Three-day Event (MD, A-2), Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. (MA, A-1), Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6), Morven Park Fall H.T. (VA, A-2), Fleur de Leap H.T. (LA, A-5)
Events Closing Today:
Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6), Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4), Nutrena USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (NC, A-2), KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8), Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. (MD, A-2)
News & Notes:
Entries for the Nutrena American Eventing Championships close TODAY! This is your chance to experience the world-class faclity at Tryon International, the first time it plays host to the Championships. Leslie Threlkeld got a sneak peek at the cross country course, and it looks fun! Get those entries in and gas up the truck, it’s just about that time! [AEC Entries Close Today]
After winning yet another individual gold medal for Great Britain, Charlotte Dujardin has become one of the most decorated female Olympians in British history. She earned an astounding 93.9% in the Freestyle competition in Rio and told the media in an emotional press conference that it’s in the cards for Valegro to be retired. We will greatly miss seeing this super pair together, but if this is to be “Blueberry’s” swan song, we’re glad to have borne witness to it. [Valegro to Be Retired?]
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Relive another moment in Valegro history: his record-breaking freestyle in 2014.