For the past two weeks, the entire world has come together to compete for Gold at the 2016 Olympics. Last night, the summer games came to a close, and the results came in. The United States earned a total of 121 medals in Rio de Janeiro, 3 of which came from the equestrian events.
The United States took the Bronze medal in Rio this year. Laura Graves was one of only 5 riders who managed to earn above 80%, helping the US Dressage Team secure its first dressage medal in more than a decade.
Team Dressage Results
- Gold: Germany
- Silver: Great Britain
- Bronze: United States
Individual Dressage Results
- Gold: Great Britain (Charlotte Dujardin)
- Silver: Germany (Isabell Werth)
- Bronze: Germany (Kristina Broring-Sprehe)
Phillip Dutton won Bronze in individual eventing in Rio 2016. Lauren Kieffer, who competed alongside Dutton for Team USA in her first Olympic games, lives in our area—Middleburg, Virginia. She’s considered one of the top female eventing athletes in the country.
Team Evening Results
- Gold: France
- Silver: Germany
- Bronze: Australia
Individual Eventing Results
- Gold: Germany (Michael Jung)
- Silver: France (Astier Nicolas)
- Bronze: United States (Phillip Dutton)
Though they weren’t able to continue the streak and reclaim Gold this year, the United States Show Jumping Team secured Silver at the Olympics.
Team Jumping Results
- Gold: France
- Silver: United States
- Bronze: Germany
Individual Jumping Results
- Gold: Great Britain (Nick Skelton)
- Silver: Sweden (Peder Fredricson)
- Bronze: Canada (Eric Lamaze)
Even Olympians Trace Their Roots to Virginia
Much like the Olympics, Virginia’s Hunt Country has a long and rich history. To us, jumping, dressage, and eventing are more than just sports in the Olympic games. They are a way of life. And it’s little wonder why this area produces the country’s top equestrian athletes.
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