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We Bet You Can't Memorize An Olympian's Show Jumping Course

It might not be as easy as you think.

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So, let's see if you have the memory of Olympic show jumper Beezie Madden. Watch her and Cortes "C," who she'll be riding in the 2016 Olympic Games, complete a course — and then have a go at it yourself.

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  1. What's your first fence?

    This brown, flower-flanked jump (also known as a
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    This brown, flower-flanked jump (also known as a "vertical" — a basic fence that's one rail wide).
    This yellow and white striped vertical.
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    This yellow and white striped vertical.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the flower-flanked vertical!

    It's the flower-flanked vertical!
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  2. Where next?

    Make a tight right to this plank-top vertical.
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    Make a tight right to this plank-top vertical.
    Bear left to this red and white striped jump (also known as an
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    Bear left to this red and white striped jump (also known as an "oxer" or "spread" — an extra wide fence, like two or more verticals in a row).
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the red and white oxer!

    It's the red and white oxer!
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  3. Okay, what about after that?

    Take a tight left to this plank-top vertical.
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    Take a tight left to this plank-top vertical.
    Continue around the arena perimeter to this yellow and white vertical.
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    Continue around the arena perimeter to this yellow and white vertical.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the plank-less vertical!

    It's the plank-less vertical!
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  4. Now what?

    Bear left to this cute AF tree-flanked vertical.
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    Bear left to this cute AF tree-flanked vertical.
    Continue straight to this red, white, and black series of jumps (also known as a
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    Continue straight to this red, white, and black series of jumps (also known as a "combination" — multiple jumps very close together).
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the combination!

    It's the combination!
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  5. And after that?

    Ride around the arena perimeter to the plank-top vertical.
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    Ride around the arena perimeter to the plank-top vertical.
    Swing a tight left to this orange-railed jump (also known as a
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    Swing a tight left to this orange-railed jump (also known as a "liverpool" — a jump featuring water).
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the plank-top!

    It's the plank-top!
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  6. What now?

    Turn right to the yellow flowered oxer.
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    Turn right to the yellow flowered oxer.
    Continue around the arena perimeter to the blue liverpool.
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    Continue around the arena perimeter to the blue liverpool.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the yellow flowered oxer!

    It's the yellow flowered oxer!
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  7. Next?

    Hang a right to this blue and white striped combination.
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    Hang a right to this blue and white striped combination.
    Stay straight to this vertical that kind of looks like nothing.
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    Stay straight to this vertical that kind of looks like nothing.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the nothing vertical!

    (Damn girl, slow down so we can see.)

    It's the nothing vertical!
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  8. And now?

    Turn right to that adorable tree-flanked vertical.
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    Turn right to that adorable tree-flanked vertical.
    Head left to that combination you weren't supposed to go over last time.
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    Head left to that combination you weren't supposed to go over last time.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the combination!

    It's the combination!
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  9. After that?

    Make a tight turn to this all-red oxer.
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    Make a tight turn to this all-red oxer.
    Continue around the arena perimeter to this liverpool.
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    Continue around the arena perimeter to this liverpool.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the liverpool!

    It's the liverpool!
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  10. Next?

    Loop left to this red, orange, and yellow striped oxer.
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    Loop left to this red, orange, and yellow striped oxer.
    Stay straight to this liverpool.
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    Stay straight to this liverpool.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the striped oxer!

    It's the striped oxer!
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  11. Where to?

    Make a tight left to that blue liverpool from the last question.
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    Make a tight left to that blue liverpool from the last question.
    Stay straight to this red oxer.
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    Stay straight to this red oxer.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the red oxer!

    It's the red oxer!
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  12. And now?

    Hang right to the cute tree vertical.
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    Hang right to the cute tree vertical.
    Loop left to the blue liverpool.
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    Loop left to the blue liverpool.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the tree fence!

    It's the tree fence!
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  13. Okay, which is it?

    Straight to the liverpool.
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    Straight to the liverpool.
    Tight right to this blue striped vertical.
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    Tight right to this blue striped vertical.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the liverpool, and it's your final fence!

    (The striped vertical is part of a combination from earlier in the course.)

    It's the liverpool, and it's your final fence!
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We Bet You Can't Memorize An Olympian's Show Jumping Course

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In a real round of jumping, you would have been disqualified. Better luck in 2020!

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