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Equestrian Sports at the Olympic Games

There are currently three disciplines in equestrian at the Olympics: Jumping, Dressage, Eventing. Show jumping was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1900. There were no equestrian events in 1904, and in 1908 Polo was the only equestrian sport. Dressage and Three-day eventing were introduced in 1912. The other horse event at the Olympics is the jumping component of the Modern Pentathlon.

Jumping is one of the three disciplines in equestrian at the OlympicsJumping is one of the three disciplines in equestrian at the Olympics

There are several equestrian events that were once part of the program but have been discontinued: High jump and Long jump (1900) and Vaulting (1920). A couple of other equestrian events were Olympic demonstration events, Four-in-Hand "Mail Coach" and Hacks and Hunter Combined.


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