Ann Romney's Olympic horse

On Aug. 7, Rafalca scored a 69.302 in her final performance—putting the 15-year-old mare out of medal contention.

Romney horse

Jan Ebeling of the United States riding Rafalca competes in the Dressage Grand Prix on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Romney horse

Ann Romney, left, the wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney applauses after her co-owned horse Rafalca attends in the equestrian dressage competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Romney horse

American flags decorate the leg wraps of Rafalca, a horse ridden by Jan Ebeling of the United States, during a training session for the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Rafalca is co-owned by Ann Romney, the wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Jan Ebeling of the United States, rides his horse Rafalca during a training session for the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Rafalca is co-owned by Ann Romney, the wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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