In Honor of the 2012 London Olympics

It is only right to highlight some of the incredible stories of the Olympics through the years. Well, the stories I find most fascinating:


Major General Jack Burton was indeed one of several riders who represented the United States at the first Olympics since Berlin in 1936. He’d served in the Pacific during World War II and trained horses for the army during and after the war years as well. But his story didn’t end there.

Or, one of my personal heros:

The story of Lis Hartel, a woman who would win championship after championship, ride and place in the Olympics during a male-dominated period, and all without the use of her legs.

This Summer’s Olympics is bound to be spectacular. With all the horse buzz in the news lately, I hope the Equestrian Events are well-covered and highly visible.

Let’s celebrate this tradition! 


Tell me your favorite sport to tune into:


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