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Equestrian Sports

Equestrian, which can also be called horseback riding, can be referred to as the skill of riding with horses. Equestrian can be for recreational purposes and competitive sport.

In the early 20th century, equestrian events were introduced in the Olympics. Some of these events are still seen today. These events are: dressage, show jumping, and eventing.

Some equestrian events which are not in the Olympics are combined driving, endurance, reining, and vaulting. These events are of the World Equestrian Games which is organized by the FEI. They are organized every four years. The governing body for equestrian is the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

Equestrian Jumping Equestrian Jumping

There are many other types of equestrian sports. Some equestrian competitions are, under saddle: thoroughbred horse racing, steeplechasing, American quarter horse, Arabian horses, akhal teke, appaloosas, American paint horses, endurance riding, and ride and tie. There is also harness racing which is done all over Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.

FEI Equestrian Sports

Other Equestrian Sports

There are many other sports involving horses and perofrmed while riding on the back of a horse. See the compkete list of Sports on Horseback, which includes horse racing sports, team sports on horseback, and horse rodeo sports.

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