When the USET was being selected for the Olympics, the odds of making the team were not in Conrad Homfeld`s favor.
``I would have been the long shot if you were betting,`` he said. ``I didn`t have a horse, I was just starting out on Abdullah and I had some horrible shows in Europe where I fell off two days in a row at an indoor show. I was very proud of the way I was able to pick myself out of the dirt and be good enough in the trials to get to the Olympics. I was more amazed at getting there than the actual Olympics.
``Don`t get me wrong, the Olympics weren`t fun, either. It was tough on my stomach. As a matter of fact, I didn`t enjoy it at all. At the Olympics, they open the door and it`s 90 seconds, which represents 30 years for me. It came down to a good rider on a good horse on a good day.`` #olympians #pickyourselfupoutofthedirt #competeharder #conradhomfeld #abdullah #uset #keepgoing #nodoubt #goldmedal #motivation #rider #equestrian #sports