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Equestrian Events in Olympics
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Equestrian Events in Olympics

Equestrian Events in Olympics started firstly in France in year 1900. 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 ...