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Equestrianism in The Olympic Games

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

equestrian1One of my favorite parts of watching The Olympics is seeing the background stories of people. I love to see where they come from, what they have endured to reach their ultimate goal, and their emotional journey along the way.

Boyd Martin, originally from Australia, now makes his home in Pennsylvania. It was here in America where he met, transformed, and then saved his horse. Martin’s history is also interesting because both of his parents are Olympians. His mother, Toy Dorgan, was an Olympic speed skater and his father, Ross Martin, a cross country Olympic skier. They met at the 1968 Olympic Games.

Martin truly loves his sport. It’s fun to learn about, follow and enjoy his success.

In Paris, France equestrianism was added to The Olympic Games. It then disappeared until 1912, but has appeared since then at every Summer Olympic Games. The current Olympic equestrian disciplines are Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping. In each discipline, both individual and team medals are awarded. Women and men compete together on equal terms.

The equestrian design is new to the Letters from Lilly stationery line. Whether you enjoy riding or watching it on The Olympics, enjoy our full range of stationery items with the equestrian design.