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.
Dear Bosses, productivity may drop today, due to circumstances of immense excitement. We promise to make it up. From, Horse Fans #TwoHearts
— Christopher MR Stone (@ChristopherMRSt) August 8, 2016
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) 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.
Phillip Phillip Dutton Eventing must have worn his lucky socks or magic britches today, because that man rode like a…
— Linda Walker (@ramblinglush) August 8, 2016
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!
— jules (@jules3799) August 8, 2016
— Gail Wilson (@gailhwilson) August 8, 2016
We couldn’t agree more!
Stadium jumping begins at 9 a.m. EST tomorrow. Don’t miss it!