Are you geared up for the 2008 Olympic equestrian events — eventing, dressage, and jumping? I am. I’m Jennifer Bryant, certified Olympics junkie and author of Eclipse Press’s new book, Olympic Equestrian: A Century of International Horse Sport. I’m currently en route to Hong Kong for my first-ever sojourn as a credentialed Olympic journalist, and I’ll be blogging here about the experience. Currently I’m jet-lagged in San Francisco, waiting for a zero-dark-thirty departure to HK. I’ll update you as soon as I can after I arrive. Meanwhile, get a taste of what’s in store by visiting the official 2008 Olympic equestrian Web site, https://www.equestrian2008.org. Opening ceremonies (in Beijing) are August 8 (the Chinese consider the number 8 to be lucky, and the ceremonies are on 08-08-2008), and equestrian competition begins August 9 with eventing dressage.