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Is horseback riding an Olympic sport?
Why was horse riding removed from the Olympics? Following backlash from animal welfare groups and revelations about the sport’s history of neglecting animal welfare, modern pentathlon’s governing body, the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), opted to remove horse riding from the sport from 2024 onwards and replace it with a different, as yet undecided
What is the horse Olympics called? Equestrian is one of the oldest disciplines of the Olympic Games, dating back to the ancient games that started in 776 B.C. The three equestrian disciplines certainly look different now, but the sport continues to test the skill and teamwork between horse and rider.
Is there horseback riding in the Winter Olympics? There are currently three disciplines in equestrian at the Olympics: Jumping, Dressage, Eventing. Show jumping was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1900. Dressage and Three-day eventing were introduced in 1912.