I am sure you have all seen the fabulous jumps that the competitors have been negotiating. However, since most of the photos are cropped to highlight the action, you may have missed the full scale of these obstacles. They are no surprisingly a tribute to the history and culture of the area
Tuesday, August 07 2012 by Editor
August 5, 2012 pictures uploading now – please stand by By Kim MacMillan – Photo Captions by Allen MacMillan All Photos by Kim & Allen/MacMillan Photography/Copyright 2012 Rain threatened (Are you starting to see a theme here? If you are in England, rain is almost always in the forecast.) as I walked over to Greenwich Park this morning it was inevitable, I was going to get wet. I just hoped it didn’t last long and I was better prepared after acquiring a new rain slicker (my other one had started to disintegrate) and learning to bring a trash bag to cover my backpack so the contents didn’t get soaked and the pack would not be covered in ring sand
Reed Kessler on Cylana Photo DDeRosa Beezie Madden on Via Volo Photo DDeRosa McLain Ward on Antares. Photo DDeRosa Rich Fellers on Flexible Photo DDeRosa
Canadian Olympic Team member for Show Jumping Tiffany Foster. Photo Credit – Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphotos.com London,England– In a controversial decision, Canada’s Tiffany Foster, 28, of Schomberg, ON, was disqualified from Olympic show jumping competition on Sunday, August 5, at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
August 4,2012 By Kim MacMillan – Photo Captions by Allen MacMillan All Photos by Kim & Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography/Copyright 2012 The discipline of show jumping is the most popular of the three equestrian sports in terms of entries, and with the public as well, as the grandstands were nearly full today – FINALLY! It is maddening, however, that there are still a number of open seats several places in the stands and yet no one can find tickets available for purchase. What I call the “Royal Box” (where Princess Anne and her nephews William and Harry and Williams’ wife Kate sat during eventing and also some members of the Swedish Royal family during dressage) is a section of roughly 200 seats in the center of the west side of the stadium and it is never full
August 3, 2012 By Kim MacMillan – Photo Captions by Allen MacMillan All Photos by Allen and Kim MacMillan/MacMillan Photography, Copyright 2012 I walked briskly to Greenwich Park this morning eager to see the next few riders for each team on day 2 of the Grand Prix dressage competition. It was sunny to start with, but rain was promised again mid-day and the weather man wasn’t wrong. Although the rain started just as Edward Gal of the Netherlands was finishing his test on Undercover and it rained only during the 15-minute arena maintenance break.
August 2, 2012 by Kim MacMillan – Photo Captions by Allen MacMillan All photos by Kim & Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography, Copyright 2012 As the eventers left center stage the dressage horses moved forward to take up the torch (Olympic pun intended). The day dawned sunny, with a threat of rain (and it did indeed rain fairly hard on and off for about an hour) in the middle of the day, which sadly may have contributed to an eliminated horse and rider from Canada – more later
Lexington KY – August 1, 2012 - Riders of the top caliber competed this afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park to commence the second day of the Kentucky Summer Classic.
London, England – David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, was eliminated during the opening phase of dressage competition on Thursday, August 2, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. David Marcus riding Chrevi’s Capital was eliminated from competition on August 2 during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Sue Stickle www.susanjstickle.com) Competing during a heavy downpour of rain, Marcus, 31, of Campbellville, ON, was mid-way through his Grand Prix test when his mount, Chrevi’s Capital, spooked and went off course