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Stephen Colbert Mocks Romney's Sport of Choice

Horse dressage isn't basketball or football—but it's now Stephen Colbert's "Sport of the Summer."

By Daniel Arkin
|  Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012  |  Updated 6:00 AM CDT
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Stephen Colbert Mocks Romney's Sport of Choice

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Stephen Colbert poked fun at Mitt and Ann Romney's equestrian pet.

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On Tuesday's edition of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert opened the show with news that a horse co-owned by Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, may compete in an equestrian game at the 2012 Olympics in London.

"It's going to be a long drive to London on top of their station wagon," Colbert joked.

Ann Romney's horse, Rafalca, placed third in the United States Equestrian Federation National Dressage Championships in New Jersey, a qualifying event for the U.S. Dressage Team in the Olympic Games.

"This is exactly what Mitt needs," Colbert said. "He's had a little trouble relating to Joe Six-Pack [given] the image of Romney as a privileged princling."

Horse dressage — also known as "horse ballet," as Colbert noted — will do just the trick, right?

Check out the full clip below via Comedy Central: 

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