Competitive Sports.

June 20, 2007

Some of the main competitie sports are: 

  1. Dressage: is a path and destination of competitive horse training, with competitions held at all levels from amateur to the Olympics.

  2. Endurance Racing: a test of durability to see how long the horse and rider can go.

  3. Eventing: a competition where you are judged on your total score from a day of dressage, stadium jumping an d cross country.

  4. Reining: is a western ridingg competition for horses where the riderss guide the horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins, and stops.

  5. Show jumping: also known as “stadium jumping” or “jumpers,” is a member of a family of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunters and equitation.

  6. Tent Pegging: is a cavalry sport of ancient origin, and is one of only ten equestrian disciplines officially recognised by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

  7. Vaulting: is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback, and like these disciplines, it is both an art and a highly competitive sport.

  8. Polo: is a team sport played outdoor on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Riders score by driving a white wooden or plastic ball (size 3-3,5 inches, weight 4,25-4,75 ounces) into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet.

  9. Horse Racing: an equestrian sport that varies upon the race, where horses are raced

  10. Combined Driving: is an equestrian sport involving carriage driving.

  11. Rodeo: was originally the vaqueros’ (“cowboys”) procedure for gathering up cattle for various purposes such as moving them to new pastures or to slaughter (matanza).


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