Ann Romney's Horse Is Competing In The Olympic Qualifying Event For 'Horse Ballet'

ABC News reports that the Romney’s family horse Rafalca came in third place last weekend weekend at the Olympic qualifying event for the United States Dressage Team, and will compete again this weekend for a spot at the London Olympics.

Ann Romney has been actively involved in dressage, or “horse ballet,” for many years, and credits with helping to eliminate her multiple-sclerosis symptoms. In dressage, horses compete by executing pirouettes and rhythm-timed trots to music. The horses often cost upwards of a million dollars. 

In a “Colbert Report” segment last night, Stephen Colbert embraced the expensive sport, naming dressage as his “official sport of the summer,” complete with his own seventh-inning dressage anthem.

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