Olympic Dressage Grand Prix Day 1 Photo Gallery

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Dorothee Schneider on Showtime, 10 years old, leading after the first day of Olympic Grand Prix dressage. Dorothee began competing the Hanoverian gelding (Sandro Hit x Rotspon) at Small Tour two years ago and moved up to Grand Prix a year ago. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Dorothee Schneider on Showtime, 10 years old, leading after the first day of Olympic Grand Prix dressage. Dorothee began competing the Hanoverian gelding (Sandro Hit x Rotspon) at Small Tour two years ago and moved up to Grand Prix a year ago. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Spencer Wilton on Super Nova, first time Olympians, competing for Great Britain. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Spencer Wilton on Super Nova, first time Olympians, competing for Great Britain. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Anders Dahl and the American-bred Selten HW, another newcomer duo to the Olympic arena, riding for Denmark. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Anders Dahl and the American-bred Selten HW, another newcomer duo to the Olympic arena, riding for Denmark. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Canada's Megan Lane on Caravella seeming to enjoy her first Olympic appearance. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Canada’s Megan Lane on Caravella seeming to enjoy her first Olympic appearance. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Allison Brock and Rosevelt focused on their ride on the USA team in the Olympic Grand Prix. Ali admitted she was enjoying the backgroud music so much she miscounted her one-tempi changes but turned in a performance that was tied for seventh after the first day. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Allison Brock and Rosevelt focused on their ride on the USA team in the Olympic Grand Prix. Ali admitted she was enjoying the backgroud music so much she miscounted her one-tempi changes but turned in a performance that was tied for seventh after the first day. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Ali Brock's ride led to lots of hugging among the Americans--Ali's coach Michael Barisone and team coach Robert Dover, owner Fritz Kundrun being hugged with his wife, Claudine, looking on, and team vet Dr. Rick Mitchell enjoying the moment. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Ali Brock’s ride led to lots of hugging among the Americans–Ali’s coach Michael Barisone and team coach Robert Dover, owner Fritz Kundrun being hugged with his wife, Claudine, looking on, and team vet Dr. Rick Mitchell enjoying the moment. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sönke Rothenberger, 19 years old, and the nine-year-old Cosmo showing why the youngest combined age of horse and rider to make it to Germany's A-list were on a team that may be the most powerful ever. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sönke Rothenberger, 21 years old, and the nine-year-old Cosmo showing why the youngest combined age of horse and rider to make it to Germany’s A-list were on a team that may be the most powerful ever. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
German cheering section for result of Sönke Rothenberger on Cosmo--team coach Monica Theodorescu (left) and Sönke's father, Sven (right) with arms raised in jubilation. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
German cheering section for result of Sönke Rothenberger on Cosmo–team coach Monica Theodorescu (left) and Sönke’s father, Sven (right) with arms raised in jubilation. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Not to be outdone, Great Britain's Fiona Bigwood was cheered on by her coach Carl Hester, who also coaches Spencer Wilton who also rode Wednesday and Charlotte Dujardin to compete Valegro Thursday while Carl gets a break from coaching and cheering to ride Nip Tuck. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Not to be outdone, Great Britain’s Fiona Bigwood was cheered on by her coach Carl Hester, who also coaches Spencer Wilton who also rode Wednesday and Charlotte Dujardin to compete Valegro Thursday while Carl gets a break from coaching and cheering to ride Nip Tuck. Second from the right is Anders Dahl, Fiona’s husband, who rode Selten HW for Denmark. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com