Equestrian sport involves horseback riding and encompasses various disciplines such as dressage, show jumping, and eventing. uestrian sports require a strong bond between rider and horse, along with skill, balance, and coordination to compete successfully in these demanding disciplines.
At the Olympic Games level, there are three equestrian disciplines: Jumping, Dressage and Eventing.
- In dressage (derived from the French verb "to train"), riders perform precise movements and sequences with their horses, showcasing harmony and control. The horse-and-rider team receives scores based on a series of set movements.
- Show jumping challenges riders to navigate a course of obstacles, testing their horse's agility and their own skill in guiding them. Competitors complete a course of 15–20 obstacles within a specific time.
- Eventing combines dressage, cross-country jumping, and show jumping, assessing horse and rider versatility across different terrains and challenges. Three-day eventing is the most grueling of the Olympic equestrian events, combining dressage, show jumping, and a cross-country phase.
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