Eventing Riders Dress to Impress at First Olympic Inspection
The first Olympic equestrian events are underway, with the first horse inspection held this morning and all horses passing. Of course, this also afforded a first look at Olympic equestrian fashion.
The most coveted style might just be the fierce look of determination New Zealand’s Mark Todd paired with his sharp black & white trim team sportcoat and striped tie. (above)
The most photographed horse & rider pair at the jog was most likely High Kingdom and royal grandaughter Zara Phillips, who joined her GBR teammates in pairing a sporty red Adidas sneaker with and an Adidas warm up jacket and characteristically British white legs (below).
The Germans presented quite stylishly, as demonstrated here by reigning Eventing World Champion Michael Jung, in updated blue brogues, modern team blazers, and a coordinated blue plaid scarf. Jung’s horse Sam added a dash of style with his colored patriotic browband (below).
Looking characteristically calm and mature beyond her years, the FEI’s 2011 Rising Star Nina Ligon, representing Thailand, sported a sleek grey suit and pink scarf as she jogged the 2008 gold medal winning German team horse Butts Leon (below).
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