Ann Romney pleased with Rafalca’s ‘fabulous’ ride



LONDON (AP) — Ann Romney, wife of the U.S. Republican presidential candidate, says her horse Rafalca had another “fabulous” ride at the Olympic team equestrian dressage competition and that she’s thinking of breeding the German-born mare.

Rafalca had a solid performance Tuesday, although rider Jan Ebeling said he was unhappy with the score of 69.302 percent. The score confirmed that Rafalca won’t advance to the individual medal competition Thursday.

Ann Romney, who co-owns Rafalca, said: “It was wonderful. She was elegant and consistent again. We just love her.”

She said that after Ebeling competes with Rafalca for another year or two, they might try to breed her.

The Romneys’ stake in Rafalca has inspired political jokes about Mitt Romney and the expensive sport.