Awesome Olympics Names: Spotlight on Pénélope Leprevost


It just rolls off the tongue: Pénélope Leprevost.

Leprevost is an rider on the French Equestrian team (une cavalière), competing aboard MyLord Carthago, a French stallion (selle français).

So they both have spectacular Olympic names.

Leprevost has been riding since she was three years old, and competing since she was six. Also impressive. She joined the French National team in 2000, becoming the national champion in 2006 and 2007.

Of MyLord Carthago, commentator Melanie Smith Taylor says, “This stallion just tries so hard.

And he looks so happy when he’s jumping, like with the joy of a puppy playing—but you know, with skill and focus.

Sadly, Leprovost and MyLord Carthago did not have a great Summer Games, but they still win for awesome names.

If you want to be as sartorially snazzy as Pénélope, you can check out her line of riding apparel. After all, she is French. Sadly, there will be no deliveries until Olympics fever has somewhat subsided (August 18).

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