Equestrian at the Olympics
Germany tops the equestrian medal table with 25 golds; the US has 11 but matches the Germans on total medals won with 52.
One of the greatest US Olympians is Michael Plumb from New York who competed in five Olympics from Tokyo 1964 to Los Angeles 1984. Plumb won two golds and four silver medals. At Rio 2016 the US won team silver and team bronze in the jumping and dressage respectively, and an individual bronze for Phillip Dutton in the eventing.
One of the most eagerly awaited clashes is the individual dressage where US star Laura Graves and her horse, Verdades, go up against Germany’s Isabell Werth and Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin. Graves, who won a team bronze in Rio, finished second behind multiple Olympic gold medallist Werth at the recent World Cup Finals while Dujardin will be back to defend the title she won at Rio 2016.
Betting on Equestrian from USA: sites and strategies
There should be plenty of gambling opportunities to bet on the equestrian (especially during the 2020 Olympics) with multiple events and both individual and team medals on offer. US legal sportsbooks may offer some good lines and odds. The Germans and French picked up the team golds in Rio 2016 and, with the medals normally shared between just a few countries, it may be wise to look at the potential for forecast bets. Check what betting markets are being offered by contacting your betting sites to see their offers for new and existing customers.
If Graves, Werth and Dujardin all line up in the dressage then the tricast looks a smart bet: pick your one-two-three in your chosen order.
Where to watch equestrian in the USA?
Make sure you keep an eye on the US Olympic news on teamusa and you can catch up with live action on the olympicchannel with NBC offering comprehensive Olympics coverage.
Sorry, but what is equestrian again?
One of the few Olympics sports where men and women compete on equal terms is the equestrian, testing the skills of both the horseback rider and the horse. The sport made its first appearance at the Olympic Games at Paris 1900 and currently comprises three disciplines: dressage, eventing and jumping.
The dressage is seen as an artform by many: rider and horse expected to perform a series of predetermined movements. The eventing is a cross country race over a series of obstacles and the jumping takes place over a short course including a variety of obstacles.