Equestrian is a crucial event to Team USA's success during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Americans are among the top contenders in London, and need to add a few medals in order to have the highest count of any country in the Games.
The 2012 Olympics could be decided by just a few points, and those medals could come in equestrian.
Many of the top contenders in the Games are proficient in equestrian and are looking to steal a few medals from other competitors, including Germany and the hosting country of Great Britain.
If the U.S. hopes to walk out of London with the highest medal count, they will have to win a few on the equestrian field.