London Olympics Equestrian July 29Michael Jung of Germany competes with his horse Sam in the equestrian eventing dressage phase during the equestrian eventing competition at Greenwich Park, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro performs her routine during the Equestrian's Dressage Grand Prix event of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 11, 2016. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL
fair-winds-and-all-i-see: Happy horse, happy rider. Our London 2012 gold medalist and her amazing horse. I love the story of Charlotte and Valegro. Carl Hester is a champion, too. He took Charlotte under his wing and let her ride his horse to victory. He said he knew Valegro could win a gold medal. He knew Charlotte would be the rider to get it. She has said she owes everything to him. What a great team.
Olympic Equestrian TV Schedule NBC will be providing some coverage of all three equestrian sports through its cable partners, USA and MSNBC. There will even be some live coverage of the events, but nothing broadcast during primetime, so set your DVRs now (or start coming up with excuses for all the hooky you’re about to play.) Thanks to USEFNetwork.com for compiling the information for this schedule. Date Time (ET) Event Network Saturday, Aug. 6 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eventing - Dressage USA
2016 Rio Olympics, Equestrian, Preliminary, Eventing Individual Cross Country, Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 8, 2016. Colleen Loach (CAN) of Canada riding Qorry Blue D'argouges jumps through the bamboo keyhole. (Photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters)