It’s been an unbelievable first few days of competition in Rio for our friends in the eventing community, and if the Eventer’s experience is any indication, this Olympic Games will be one of a kind in modern history. The designers in Rio created a formidable and decisive battle ground that both riders and statistics are showing was the hardest Olympic cross country course in the modern era. Will Olympic show jumping course designer Guilherme Jorge follow suit?

As we anticipate the beginning of competition, starting with the first inspection and trot up on Friday morning in Rio, take a stroll with us through social media as all the horses arrive for this historic occasion!

Setting Out:

Jessica and myself arriving at Heathrow #jointhejourney #roadtorio @teamgb

A photo posted by Ben Maher (@benmaherofficial) on

THE TEAM!!!! ???????? Rio bound!!

A photo posted by Tiffany Foster (@tiffanyfoster18) on

Horses are now well on their way to Rio… Henrik loading Yajamila ???????✈️ #rio2016 #delaosdrömmen #wirfuerd #twohearts

A photo posted by Ludger Beerbaum Stables (@lbstables) on


Good morning from Rio! Happy and fresh! ???? #fibonacci #twohearts #rioolympics2016 #rio #olympics

A photo posted by Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (@meredith_mb) on


HH Azzur:

The Belgians are coming!

#rio2016 #ontheroadtorio @jeromeguery_ecurieguery #exited

A photo posted by Nicola Philippaerts (@nicolaphilippaerts) on

Hanging Out:

Roger Yves Bost came early to walk in the Opening Ceremonies with Team France!


Tic-tac is in his stable ready to start his Olympic competition… #roadtorio @teamgb

A photo posted by Ben Maher (@benmaherofficial) on

Australia’s Amarillo, ridden by James Paterson-Robinson (not here, obviously, that’s a koala bear.)

First Outings and Rides:

Arrived safe and sound, a hot day ahead here in Rio ☀️??? #rio2016 #wirfuerd #equestrian

A photo posted by Ludger Beerbaum Stables (@lbstables) on

And finally, a different sort of outing here for team Canada!

The lamazemobile is out of gas.

A photo posted by Yann Candele (@yann_candele) on


We’ll be bringing you social media roundups and news from Rio until the last gold medal has been won, so keep it locked on Jumper Nation!

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