Another thing, when a synchronized swimmer wins a medal they get the medal, who gets the medal in dressage. I doubt very much if the rider gets to hold on to that. I'd say more likely it goes to the owner of the horse even though he or she is rarely ever, and most likely never, the rider. I'd like to see the owners riding their own horses, but a rider is, after all, nothing more then an employee, a hired hand. As such, should he not win a medal, I'd say there is a very good possibility loss will lead to termination of employment. How many people actually watch dressage? I don't. In fact when I saw it listed on Bravo I decided that was the perfect time to load the dishwasher. Since I didn't watch it I have no idea who was in the stands, millionaires I suppose, and a lot of people who thought it was something else when they were buying their tickets. To be honest, I equate dressage to another horsey sport, polo, both of which are mostly enjoyed by the rich and famous and those rich and famous wannabe's.