Insanity in the Middle in Rio: Cross Country Social Media Roundup

Pierre Michelet’s intense Olympic cross country track was no joke. With the leaderboard already getting a full shuffle since the conclusion of dressage, we will likely have some more inspiring triumphs and heartbreaking upsets by the end of tomorrow’s show jumping finals.

Relive the insanity of eventing’s trademark phase via social media, from the anticipation to the accomplishments and disappointments. Riders, owners, grooms, fans, media … we’re all part of one big crazy family, and today our eyes were all watching the same game. What a day for the sport. Go Eventing.

WEF supports Team USA!! . . . . . #Wintersendfarm #twohearts #ridetorio #olympics #boydmartin #phillipdutton #teamboyd #ottb

A photo posted by Winters End Farm (@wintersendfarmwef) on

Team WCE – humans and canines – watching Olympic XC!

A photo posted by Will Coleman Equestrian (@willcolemanequestrian) on

Burto you little beautie!!!!

Posted by Dom Schramm on Monday, August 8, 2016

Phillip Dutton Eventing is basically a sorcerer.

Posted by Lauren Romanelli on Monday, August 8, 2016

Commentator: except the one jump where Phillip lost his stirrup, he doesn't seem to have any problems on the course.

Me: Phillip doesn't ride with stirrups. Stirrups ride with Phillip.


Posted by Lauren Romanelli on Monday, August 8, 2016

Phillip Phillip Dutton Eventing must have worn his lucky socks or magic britches today, because that man rode like a…

Posted by Boyd Martin on Monday, August 8, 2016

Owners and supporters of the U.S. Eventing Team cheering on Phillip Dutton! #useventingteam #RidetoRio #jointhejourney #twohearts #Rio2016

A video posted by Land Rover US Eventing Team (@useventingteam) on

EN extends a HUGE, grateful shout-out to all competition staff, grooms, vets, and volunteers whose hard work made today’s Olympic cross-country possible!

Cross country…DONE!!!! #twohearts #rio2016 #vetteam #Bvet #olympicsgames

A photo posted by Bernard Abreu (@11bernard) on

We couldn’t agree more!

Stadium jumping begins at 9 a.m. EST tomorrow. Don’t miss it!