from July 27 to August 12
The event is based on the different control and command of a horse. The sport has existed for over 2,000 years when the Greeks developed training to prepare animals for war. The equestrian competition has been part of the Olympic Games since its second edition in 1900 and is divided into three categories: dressage, Evening, and Jumping.
The entire competition takes place throughout three days, with the jump, dressage, cross country and combined races. In the jump, the jockey has to go through a predetermined circuit in the smallest amount possible, without pushing over obstacles. The combined race includes a series of movements executed by the horse like choreography, in response to subtle instructions given by the rider.
They will be protagonists at the Olympic Games
Stars that made history in the Olympic Games
After his horse doping case, he was in 5th place in Beijing in 2008 and was suspended for four months and a half. Now the champion in Athens will try to return to the podium.
The time off competitions between Beijing and London Games due to a doping case in one of her horses should not affect her performance at the Olympics.
He competed in six Olympics between 1960 and 1988, winning eight medals, six gold and two bronze. In Los Angeles 1984 he won the group and individual events.
One of the most prolific champions in the women's event, she was in all the Games from Barcelona 1992 onward, winning five gold medals and two silver.