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The 29 Prettiest Horses In The 2012 Olympics Eventing Competition

Equestrian disciplines are the only Olympic events with animals, and one of only three where women and men compete against each other. That’s interesting and all, but I think we all know it’s really about looking at pretty horses, especially the ones who wear little hats.

1. Campino!

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Ridden by Mark Todd of New Zealand.

2. Tom Bombadill Too!

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Ridden by Ruy Fonseca of Brazil.

3. Noonday de Conde!

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Ridden by Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa.

4. Sofarsogood!

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Ridden by Malin Petersen of Sweden.

5. Sam!

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Ridden by Germany’s Michael Jung.

6. Coolio!

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Ridden by Mark Kyle of Ireland.

7. Riddle Master!

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Ridden by Rebecca Howard of Canada.

8. Mystery Whisper!

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Ridden by Phillip Dutton of the United States.

9. Millthyme Corolla!

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Ridden by Andrew Heffernan of Netherlands.

10. Oscarina du Chanois!

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Ridden by Donatien Schauly of France.

11. Miners Frolic!

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Ridden by Kristina Cook from Great Britain.

12. Flying Finish!

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Ridden by Lucinda Fredericks of Australia.

13. Lenamore!

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Ridden by Caroline Powell of New Zealand.

14. Wega!

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Ridden by Sara Algotsson Ostholt from Sweden.

15. Pretty Darling!

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Ridden by Atsushi Negishi of Japan.

16. High Kingdom!

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Ridden by Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips from Great Britain.

17. Gazelle de la Brasserie!

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Ridden by Karin Donckers of Belgium

18. Lully des Aulnes!

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Ridden by Joris van Springel of Belgium.

19. Butts Leon!

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Ridden by Nina Lamsan Ligon of Thailand.

20. Apollo van de Wendi Kurt Hoeve!

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Ridden by Stefano Brecciaroli of Italy.

21. Butts Abraxxas!

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Ridden by Ingrid Klimke of Germany.

22. Ringwood Magister!

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Ridden by Tiana Coudray of the United States.

23. Kilrodan Dunkas!

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Ridden by Marc Rigouts of Belgium.

24. Kilrodan Abbott!

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Ridden by Peter Barry of Canada.

25. Imperial Cavalier!

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Ridden by Britain’s Mary King.

26. Passat!

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Ridden by Alena Tseliapushkina of Belarus.

27. La Fair!

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Linda Algotsson of Sweden.

28. Nepal du Sudre!

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Ridden by Virginie Caulier of Belgium.

29. Shamwari!

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Ridden by Ludvig Svennerstal of Sweden.

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