Prior to today, I was completely unaware of the fact that “dressage” is basically elevated equestrian speak for horse dancing. I am now, obviously, completely hooked. Particularly when it involves horses dancing to the internet’s favorite song: “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas.
A closer inspection of the horse’s number (221) reveals this is Spain’s Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez (and his horse Lorenzo) performing his grand prix freestyle routine in today’s individual final. While the pair will not be bringing home a medal, they were a clear fan favorite at the event in Rio.