At last, the Olympics are about to begin after a build up which has seemed to go on for ever. Not only is the opening ceremony today, but the equestrian eventing trot up is today too, before the eventing kicks off for real tomorrow with day 1 of dressage. The eventing concludes on Tuesday 31st July and the pure dressage begins with the team dressage on 2nd and 3rd August. The top 25 combinations then go on to compete in the Grand Prix Special on 7th August and the top 15 then compete in the Freestyle on 9th August. As you will know, we have great medal chances and hopes in the eventing and dressage. And, did you know, all the dressage team are from Gloucestershire! That’s Laura B, Carl and Charlotte.
The show jumping begins on 4th August with the team competition concluding on 6th August, while the individual competition finishes on 8th August.
The pentathlon takes place with the men’s competition on 11th August and the women’s on 12th August.
Here are a few of the Olympic websites I’ve found. Please email me any recommendations to add to this list or add a comment below:
Enjoy the ride!