Taking dressage seriously

August 10, 2012

Congratulations on finally providing some non-comedic coverage of the sport of dressage in the Olympic Games. After non-stop, uninformed silliness, the primer [“Dressage 101: What to expect when you tune in,” August 2] in the Sports section and the well-written article in Style [“Dressage: “Horse prancing” sidles up smartly to its moment in the humor spotlight,” July 31] were welcome.

An important point of the Olympic Games is the putting aside of politics; an important part of the games since 1912 has been the equestrian sports. I’m relieved they have finally been treated as sports; you provided helpful basics to those whose experience with horses might be limited to the racetrack.

Anne Ballenger, Middleburg

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