Samantha's sister Melanie, who flew in to London especially to offer family support, put it bluntly. Bear in mind they are riding equine athletes." Eventers taking part in the three equestrian disciplines are less skilled than the specialist dressage horses who have their own separate competition later in the Olympics. What you watch with us is not so fantastic," he cheerily acknowledged.
"I'll give you your money back for that damn paint-drying competition at the start," she joked. But dressage still fascinates many as an intricate mind game played out between horse and rider where men and women compete on equal terms. Think of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and all those gloriously fluid routines.
The Olympics - Equestrianism At The Olympics The Olympic games are an International event that cover a wide range of different sports, the equestrian sports held at the event are Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing with both team and individual medals awarded for each discipline.
When Are The Olympics The Olympic games are held every 4 years with the next games being held in 2012 in London.
Samantha Albert, Jamaica's first ever Olympic eventer, is the first to admit its limitations. China (LIVE) 8-9 PM: Judo – Gold Medal Finals; Women’s Weightlifting – 48kg Gold Medal Final 9 PM-midnight: Women’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Colombia (LIVE); Women’s Rugby – Preliminary Round; Women’s Soccer – Germany vs. Japan SOCCER SPECIALTY CHANNEL 2-4 PM: Women’s Soccer – Canada vs. Qatar (LIVE) -5 PM Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round; Men’s Fencing – Individual Foil Semifinals and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Equestrian – Eventing, Dressage USA Noon– 2 PM: Women’s Rugby – Preliminary Round (LIVE); Women’s Rugby – U. Leading British rider William Fox-Pitt does see her point. "You have got to be calm and be a person who pays attention to detail.It's hours and hours of work and patience," Fox-Pitt added.