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Kailua High graduate wins bronze medal for dressage at Summer Olympic Games

File photo of Allison Brock and her horse (Image: Instagram/alibrockdressage) File photo of Allison Brock and her horse (Image: Instagram/alibrockdressage)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Allison Brock, a 1997 graduate of Kailua High School on Oahu, has won a bronze medal in dressage at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

Representing Team USA, Brock and her teammates scored 76.667% to finish third behind runner-up Great Britain with 78.602% and gold medalist Germany with 81.936%.

This is the team's first U.S. Olympic medal in dressage since 2004. 

Dressage is a sight to see, described by NBCOlympics.com as "a harmonious demonstration of the horse's three natural gaits (walk, trot and canter) and its ability to respond to the rider's commands as the horse performs a series of movements in prearranged order". Many spectators say it looks like the horses are dancing.

Brock, who was born and raised in Hawaii, now lives in Wellington, Florida where she can focus on her equestrian sport.

She will also compete in the individual grand prix freestyle on Monday, Aug. 15.

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