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August 10, 2012

Dressage struggles for respect

Source: BBC Sport

However, while Hester's home island of Sark has seen its only postbox painted gold, some of his fellow Channel Island sportsmen seem yet to be enthused.

Cricketer Jamie Nussbaumer tweeted: "Dressage is just not a sport."

Nussbaumer was not alone, among those who have represented Guernsey in the World Cricket League, to express some cynicism after the win.

Ross Kneller used hashtags to imply that dressage was the "worst Olympic event" and that its participants were "born with silver spoon[s]" in their mouths.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19180865

The article doesn't specifically mention Ann Romney, but it's hard to believe that last commenter didn't have her at the back of his mind somewhere.

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