Around the Park
Man O'War memorial
Some "behind the scenes" from the Eventing awards ceremony
The gold (UK) and silver (Canada) - medal winning teams
waiting to enter the arena for the awards ceremony.
Bronze medal winning Kiwis headed to the arena.
In the warm-up arena -
Coolers waiting for the medal winners.
A member from the Canadian team after the ceremony
The same horse cooling down after the ceremony
We wandered around after the eventing finals. As we were headed out to the car, we noticed lights on in the main stadium. We took a peek and got to she the Grand Prix show jumpers warming up. Each team got 90 seconds to school in the main arena. Since it was after hours, we got front row seats - fun!
A big vertical
- then one stride to a big oxer
Finally headed home. But what's this?
Another warm-up ring. Riders were practicing here before entering the main arena.
A member of the Irish team.
Who knew we could get so close to the world's best horses & riders?
Some other events we saw:
The Canadian vaulting team practicing.
This horse is HUGE!!
A driving obstacle course exhibition.
This team is moving quickly around some posts.
Here you can really see how quickly the teams were moving.
For the horse-loving kid in all of us:
A Breyer cross country scene.
Breyer combined driving.
And don't forget about reining.
Notice the dirt flying b/c of the sliding stop.
Painted horses in the Children's Village.
"Where the Wild Things Are"
That's it for horses. Back to dogs tomorrow!