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Cheers From the Stands

Cheers from the Crowd

The crowd in Greenwich Park goes crazy during the final phase of Olympic Eventing – Show Jumping.

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Witnessing History

Germany wins Gold

It had all come down to this – Day 4 of Olympic eventing competition – show jumping. Over the first three days, the horses and riders had been put through the paces in the dressage ring and out on the demanding cross country course. 15 riders had been eliminated on cross country day, and the remaining 53 horses and riders now had the chance to jump their way to team and individual medals…

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Olympic Equestrian 101

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I’ve had a lot of people (both non-riders and riders who aren’t familiar with every discipline) ask me why dressage happens twice, or if the equestrian events are over for the Olympics, since we’ve already seen dressage, cross country and show jumping. I can certainly understand the confusion, since there are a lot of shared names…

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A View from the Stands – Part 4

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The Pak is across the pond and the action is officially underway in London. In this blog series, SmartPakers Sarah and Colby will be sharing stories about the people they meet while watching the action live in the stands (and on the XC course) in Greenwich.

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Day 4 Live from London – Olympic Highlights

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Day 4 Live from London – Olympic Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 5

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I can’t believe it’s really and truly over. Eventing is done, the horses are already packed and out of the venue. While I’m beyond sad to see the eventers go, I do have some great news – Team USA Dressage had their first official jog this afternoon and Team USA Show Jumping has officially arrived…

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Pak Across the Pond – Eventing Results

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Eventing results from London

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The Pak Across the Pond – Day 4

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It seems the Pak may have gone a bit mad across the pond. Catch up with @SmartPakerSarah and @SmartPakerColby at the close of the Eventing portion of Olympic competition now, then follow them on Twitter to stay up to date. Also, be sure to check out Facebook.com/SmartPakEquine, Blog.SmartPak.com and USEFNetwork.org for all things Olympics!

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Day 3 Live from London – Olympic Highlights

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Day 3 Live from London – Olympic Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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A View from the Stands – Part 3

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The Pak is across the pond and the action is officially underway in London. In this blog series, SmartPakers Sarah and Colby will be sharing stories about the people they meet while watching the action live in the stands (and on the XC course) in Greenwich.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 4

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“Wow! I knew going in that cross country day would be thrilling, but I have to say it again – WOW! There were so many highs and lows, both emotionally and in terms of the ridiculously hilly course…”

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Day 2 Live from London – Olympic Highlights

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Day 2 Live from London – Olympic Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 3

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“Today started off positively royally, and I mean that in the literal sense. When Colby and I stepped out of the USEF/USET House, we noticed the heightened security immediately. Yesterday there was plenty of bag-checking, ticket-inspecting and metal-dectating to go around, but today there were cops on motorbikes littered around one of the side entrances to the park…”

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A View from the Stands – Part 2

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The Pak is across the pond and the action is officially underway in London. In this blog series, SmartPakers Sarah and Colby will be sharing stories about the people they meet while watching the action live in the stands (and on the XC course) in Greenwich.

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Day 1 Live from London – Olympic Highlights

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Day 1 Live from London – Olympic Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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