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date: 21 July 2019

Horseback Riding 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Linda BowlbyLinda BOWLBY, Mary ContiMary CONTI, Scott A. G. M. CrawfordScott A. G. M. CRAWFORD, David LevinsonDavid LEVINSON

Horseback riding is a largely European and North American sport, and is predominantly popular with women. Over the course of Olympics history, the top twenty nations in total medals won are all European or former European colonies. The sport encompasses a variety of equestrian sports including show jumping, dressage, eventing, sidesaddle, endurance, and gymkhana, with each characterized by a strict set of rules and codes of etiquette. Because of the expense involved, horseback riding appeals mainly to the more affluent. ...

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