The Freestyle: London 2012

Facebook told me today that 10 years ago my husband and I were in London for the 2012 Olympics. It was grand time.


The Freestyle! The Individual Dressage Medals!  British fans had gone all out with flags and fascinators  to show their support for the British riders. The sun was shining brilliantly as we took out seats. I knew this would be a hard fought competition and we were to have the pleasure of watching the best horses and riders in the world.

London Olympics 2012 Dressage arena London Olympics 2012 Dressage arena

The second flight brought us Edward Gal. As he  entered the stadium the announcer told us about his victory in the European Championships in Windsor in 2009 with Totilas. Somehow I felt that Edward  might not want to be thinking about that now as he enters the Olympic freestyle on a horse he has not been riding for even a year.  Their music was very dramatic and suited the pair well. The test was well ridden with loads of hind end engagement and tempis arrow…

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4 responses to “The Freestyle: London 2012”

  1. Neal Saye Avatar

    What an incredible memory, Anne! My family and I were able to go to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. My younger daughter Emily was a burgeoning gymnast, and she absolutely loved getting to see the USA Women’s team that won the gold.


    1. anne leueen Avatar

      That must have been terrific for her. Im sure she would have been inspired n Atlanta. London was a great place to be for the 2012 Olympics.

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  2. Diana Avatar

    What a wonderful time at such a beautiful venue!! Thanks for resharing, it was so wonderful to read and look back! ❤️🐴❤️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It was very exciting to be in London for the Olympics and the freestyle was a highlight. Glad you enjoyed reading the post

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