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Equestrian Event in Olympics
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Equestrian Event in Olympics

Equestrianism started firstly in France at the 1900 Olympics. The competition was only for the two best horses the owners could find. The first time horses were used to transport weapons and ammunition in combat is at the battle of Naissus in 1442 between Charles VII and Sigismund, Archduke of Austria. The French knights took their warhorses into action, wearing spurs first. It was not until the early 1700s that people started to think of the horse as a sporting animal. The English were the first to start riding horses for pleasure, and they developed many modern riding styles. The first formal equestrian competition was in 1779 when a race was held at Newmarket, England. Equestrianism soon became very popular sport in England. Then many rules and regulations were developed for this...
Top 10 Female Jockeys of all Time
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Top 10 Female Jockeys of all Time

Here we shall discuss the top female jockeys of all time. How they achieved this mile-storm and why they are considered to be one of the best. So follow the post right till the end! Julie Krone Nationality: American Age: 58 Julie Krone is a retired jockey and is the only woman jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. She has been in the horse racing industry for over 30 years and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1989. Julie was named one of AARP's "Most Powerful Women" in 2005 and "Person of the Year" by the Jockey's Guild. Julie was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame in 2010. Since 1999, she has been working towards ending the controversial industry practice (and to date illegal) of horse "soring." Soring makes horses walk with an exagger...