Category: News

Know Your Competition? By Denny Emerson

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I came across this blog entry by Denny Emerson of How Good Riders Get Good fame and thought it had some interesting points. I think it’s a good idea for all of us who compete in the horse world to…

ESMA Awards Nomination

The Velvet Rider would love to be a part of the prestigious ESMA awards this year!  For those of you who may not know, the ESMAs are the Equestrian Social Media Awards who showcase equestrian-themed websites and companies.  Our friends…

Olympic Individual Dressage Final Videos

Looking for the Olympic individual dressage final videos?  I have found them and have them listed below for you to watch!  🙂 Charlotte Dujardin’s Gold Medal Ride on Valegro (love the music!) Adelinde Cornelissen’s Silver Medal Ride (such fun music!)…

Olympic Individual Show Jumping Results

  Olympic show jumping competition came to an end today.  The individual round had a lot of excitement, and a fight for the silver and bronze medals in a jump off.  Steve Guerdat was the big winner taking the gold…

Great Britain Takes the Gold in Team Dressage

Great Britain is on a roll!  Not only did they take the gold in the team show jumping, but they have just won the gold in the team dressage event!  Germany took the silver, and the Netherlands took the bronze. …

Great Britain Wins the Gold in Show Jumping

The Olympic show jumping team finals were held this morning in Greenwich Park with host country Great Britain coming out as the victors!  The Netherlands won the silver medal, and Saudi Arabia took the bronze.  The U.S. finished sixth.  The…

Steffen Peters First London Olympics Ride

Steffen Peters is currently ranked 6th in the Olympic dressage competition.  Originally from Germany, Peters became a U.S. citizen in 1992 and was named to the U.S. Olympic team in 1996 where he won a team bronze medal.  He was…

Olympic Show Jumping After Day 1

Today was the first day of qualifying for the show jumping portion of the Olympics in London.  The Netherlands are currently leading, but the U.S. had a strong showing with Rich Fellers, McLain Ward, and Reed Kessler having clear rounds. …

Dressage After Day 1 at Olympics

The individual dressage competition kicked off today with 25 riders, including US rider Jan Ebeling and the famous Rafalca.  The British are currently leading with Carl Hester in first with a score of 77.720% and Laura Bechtolsheimer in second.  Jan…