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Is Olympic equestrian cruel? Many horses compete at the highest level of dressage and are not treated cruelly. However, some dressage competitions and training are cruel. Harmful conditions arise through forceful and rapid training methods. But, training practiced with patience and care is beneficial for you and your horse.
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 breed of horse is ridden in the Olympics? Most of the horses competing in dressage and show jumping today are warmbloods or warmblood types. These include the Selle Francais, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Irish sport horse, Wurttenburger, Oldenburg, Danish Warmblood, Dutch Warmblood, Belgian Warmblood and Australian Warmblood horses.
How much is a Olympic dressage horse cost? The star dressage horse and rider Charlotte Dujardin are looking to defend their 2012 Olympic gold in Rio, and will compete against a range of other horses from around the globe worth between $400,000 and $15 million. Top-range show jumping horses at the Olympics range between $700,000 and $15 million.