Olympics dressage horse: Smooth soundtracks hilarious event
This year’s summer Olympics has been full of unbelievable events: Usain Bolt posed for a picture in the middle of a race and Katie Ledecky took swimming leads so commanding it didn’t seem like there was anyone else in the pool. The latest jaw-dropper came from the dressage event, where Spanish rider Severo Jurado Lopez got his horse Lorenzo to dance to the music of Carlos Santana.
Most dressage music is pretty old-fashioned, so Lopez’s choice of doing a medley around Santana’s “Smooth” (including the Rob Thomas vocals) was popular among the Olympic crowd. Unfortunately, it didn’t translate to a medal; Jurado Lopez got fifth place, much to the audience’s’s chagrin.
“We spend a lot of time in our lives in this sport, and we only have five minutes in there,” Jurado Lopez told SB Nation. “So it’s a nice sentiment.”
Watch footage of Jurado Lopez and Lorenzo dancing the day away below.