I know that the readers of this blog depend on me to keep them updated on Rafalca’s progress in the dressage event, an event that I had never heard of before this Olympics, but which has captured my imagination.
I have to report the sad news that Rafalca blew it big time, and as a result the US dressage team did not make it into the medal round. The news report says that the audience was clearly annoyed by Mitt Romney’s disparaging remarks about the UK during his visit and in his book and seemed to exult in Rafalca’s exit.
Since Rafalca has also not been selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate, she will have to return to a life of relative anonymity, unless she takes the Sarah Palin route and goes full media bonkers and gets her own reality show.
Here (via Progressive Review) are the finals of the 2012 Olympics Dressage event, accompanied by some really informed commentary explaining the finer points of this demanding event.