Spectacular Olympic Eventing…Outstanding Riders, Awesome Horses!

OLYMPIC  3-Day Eventing results:

TEAM

1. Germany  2. Great Britain   3. New Zealand

INDIVIDUAL

1. Michael Jung (Germany)   2. Sara Algotsson Ostholt (Sweden)    3. Sandra Auffarth (Germany)

Individual  rankings  HERE:

http://www.london2012.com/equestrian/event=equestrian-eventing-individual/

Please note:  Italy’s two riders did quite well.  I applaud both Stefano Brecciaroli and Vittoria Pannizon for the tremendous effort and great rides.   Vittoria Pannizon achieved 11th place in the overall  individual standings.  Pannizon’s dressage score was 53,50 , but she went CLEAR cross-country ride (no time faults) and 2 CLEAR  jumping rounds (no time faults)  in the show jumping test!   She has great potential–was lacking a bit in the dressage score–her horse is an excellent cross-country jumper.  Stefano Brecciaroli also an outstanding rider, achieved an excellent dressage mark  of 38,50 , but had time faults on his clear cross-country ride, and in show jumping rounds.  I really had hoped he would earn a medal for Italy.

Moreover, this particular Olympic cross-country course was quite difficult…that’s  the opinion of most riders…

HERE is an article with riders comments ‘after’ cross-country:

http://horsetalk.co.nz/2012/07/31/olympic-cross-country-what-the-riders-thought/#.UBj7fqMqd-

HERE are more articles about the Eventing competition and the riders…

Gold Medals for German Eventing team and Individual Gold for German Michael Jung…

http://www.thelocal.de/sport/20120731-44081.html

British Eventing team awarded Silver Medal…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/equestrianism/9441147/London-2012-Olympics-With-a-hug-and-kiss-from-her-mother-Zara-Phillips-joins-riding-royalty.html

Mary King the “Equestrian Queen” …

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/equestrianism/9442790/Mary-King-proves-equestrian-queen-and-eyes-Rio-Games-following-eventing-silver-medal-at-London-2012-Olympics.html

“Zara Phillips, Mary King and Tina Cook secure Great Britain’s eventing team silver at London 2012”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/equestrianism/9441051/Zara-Phillips-Mary-King-and-Tina-Cook-secure-Great-Britains-eventing-team-silver-at-London-2012.html

“Celebrations then back to business for Todd”  published by Stuff. co.nz

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/other-sports/7391662/Celebrations-then-back-to-business-for-Todd

New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson and Nereo

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10823842

Mark Todd praises his young horse Campino

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/other-sports/7393794/Todd-praises-young-horse-despite-poor-finish?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Updates about Event riders and horses who fell and who were injured….

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/competitionnews/386/313588.html?aff=rss

VIDEO of the New Zealand team celebrating…they really KNOW HOW TO PARTY !!

http://www.3news.co.nz/Mark-Todd-celebrates-shares-medal-with-TV3-reporter/tabid/1706/articleID/263503/Default.aspx

Compiled  by:  Karin Susan Fester

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