Beijing Olympics 2008 Equestrian

Equestrian Sports:

Three kinds of Equestrian Sports are held at the Olympics:

  • Dressage
  • Jumping
  • Eventing

History of Equestrian Sports:

Dressage in Equestrian Sports
  • Dressage involves training horses for war and specific actions.
  • The sport was developed by ancient Greeks.
  • Modern dressage began during the Renaissance.
  • France and Germany have dominated the sport at competitive level.

Jumping in Equestrian Sports

  • Modern jumping events are based on the foxhunting tradition.
  • Jumping competitions for horses were first held in the 19th century in Ireland.
  • Modern jumping techniques were developed by the Italians.
  • Federico Caprilli is considered the "father of modern riding."

Equestrian Sports Eventing

  • Three-day even ting began as a test of the cavalry horse.
  • Military horses were required to travel long distances, negotiate the many natural obstacles, and then perform strict parade manoeuvres.
  • The event was first contested in Europe in 1902.

Equestrian Sports Competition Rule:

  • The equestrian competition will be held in accordance with the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events.
  • FEI assumes the responsibility for the technical control and direction of its sport.

Equestrian Sports Venues in Beijing Olympics 2008

  • The equestrian events of the 29th Olympic Games will be held in Hong Kong, China from August 9-21.
  • The jumping and dressage events will be held at the main venue in Shatin.
  • The cross country competition will be held at Beas River.

Athlete Quota for Equestrian Sports:

Eventing:

  • 75 riders
  • 75 horses
  • No reserve horses

Dressage:

  • 50 riders
  • 50 horses
  • 10 reserve horses/1 per team

Jumping:

  • 75 riders
  • 75 horses
  • 15 reserve horses/1 per team

Equestrian Sports Events in Beijing Olympics 2008:

The following events will be included in the program for Beijing Olympics 2008:

    Dressage
  • individual Mixed
    Eventing
  • individual Mixed
    Jumping
  • individual Mixed

  • team Mixed

  • team Mixed

  • team Mixed

Medal table

 

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 3 1 1 5
2  United States (USA) 1 1 1 3
3  Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
 Netherlands (NED) 1 1 0 2
5  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 2 2
8  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1