Opening ceremonies of the 2016 summer Olympics are tomorrow night. In the countless hours of training and preparation, I can only imagine how our athletes feel going to bed tonight, preparing to don their navy blazers for tomorrow evening’s festivities. Surely months have passed in the blink of an eye.
Being that the equestrian events are often some of the more obscure when it comes to tracking our medal count on television, it isn’t always easy to show our support. The United States Equestrian Team Foundation makes that a little easier. Go to their website here http://www.uset.org to learn about the athletes (two and four-legged), their journey to Rio, and make a donation to help support the team.
This year, keep your eye on a few well-known riders on the circuit…
In Show Jumping, Beezie Madden
In Eventing, Buck Davidson
In Reining, Shawn Flarida (from OHIO!)
The list of their accomplishments would take far too long to detail, but their stories, as well as the stories of every member of each discipline can be found on the USET website. Read up, and show your love for our “home team” as they compete to bring home some more impressive hardware!