12 Equestrian Sports That Should Be In The Olympics
Start writing a post

12 Equestrian Sports That Should Be In The Olympics

We need more than just 3-Day Eventing...

12 Equestrian Sports That Should Be In The Olympics

If you are a horse enthusiast, then this is an article for you. Many of us watch the Summer Olympics, but not for the swimming. We watch it for the equestrian competitions. But if you look at the disciplines included in the equestrian portion, it's all English disciplines. We don't see any Western disciplines or even some of the fun ones! I want to see more diversity in the equestrian sports at the Olympics. I mean, if you participated in a sport that wasn't in the Olympics, wouldn't you feel left out?

1. Vaulting.

Vaulting is literally gymnastics on horseback. I think it would be awesome if this was included in the Olympics. They already have high-level shows, but this could be an even higher level.

2. Reining.

Reining is so cool to watch. Imagine a horse running full gallop down the arena to then suddenly come to a sliding stop?! It's a lot more fantastic when the riders are dressed in a costume.

3. Combined driving.

This is very similar to the standard 3-Day Eventing, but this time, it is with carriages and more than one horse is involved.

4. Skijoring.

Skijoring is a race that involves skiing. Now, this sport could be used in the Winter Olympics. I mean, the Winter Olympics don't even have an equestrian division.

5. Polo.

Ah, the sport of kings. I would be so down to watch some polo in the Olympics.

6. Ranch sorting.

This is a popular sport, and I think it would be fascinating to watch because you're watching a horse that will get so low to the ground just to keep one cow away from the herd.

7. Mounted archery.

I mean, we already have archery. Why not make it more challenging? This is already starting to become popular due to a video that has been going viral on the internet.

8. Mounted shooting.

Again, similar to mounted archery, but this time with guns.

9. Barrel racing.

Who doesn't want to watch a competition where you have to run the fastest?

10. Western dressage.

It's basically dressage, but western. And there aren't any of the intense moves.

11. Extreme trail.

This would be intense because we would have to see how well the riders train their horses to go over many different obstacles.

12. Tent pegging.

Now, from what I've read about the sport, it sounds like jousting except they're trying to capture rings on their lance. They did it in "War Horse" but with swords.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments