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National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan

  • Equestrian Eventing

    Eventing is the most complete combined competition discipline and demands of the competitor and horse considerable experience in all branches of equitation.

MILITARY BACKGROUND
Developed to test and prepare cavalry horses, Eventing has a long and colourful history. Initially, the purpose was to create a competition in which officers and horses could be tested for any challenges that could occur on or off duty. It also provided a basis to compare training standards between the calvalries of different countries.

FIRST WOMAN
Although women had been allowed to ride in equestrian events since 1952, it wasn't until Helena du Pont competed for the United States at the 1964 Tokyo Games that Eventing saw its first woman representing her country.

Equestrian eventing

Eventing is the most complete combined competition discipline and demands of the competitor and horse considerable experience in all branches of equitation. It covers every aspect of horsemanship: the harmony between horse and rider that characterise dressage; the contact with nature, stamina and extensive experience essential for the cross country.
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