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Equestrian

The word equestrian is derived from the Latin word equester, which means horseman and where horse is referring to the skill of riding or driving horses.

The equestrian is a kind of horse riding competitive sport. It can be recreational or for useful purposes also. In equestrian sport, the trained horses are ridden for practical working purposes like using it for police work or to control the herds of animal sin farms or in a ranch. The good thing about the equestrian sport is that the horse riding used in competitive sports including, but not limited to, dressage, endurance riding, eventing, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, horse racing, driving, and rodeo. The most popular forms of equestrian competition are grouped together at horse shows, where horses perform in a wide variety of disciplines.

Sometimes, apart from horses, the other animals like mules and donkeys are also used in equestrian sport for non competitive recreational riding activities like trail riding, fox hunting, or hacking.

Almost in every part of the world, there exists a public access to horse trails in almost every part of the world. There are so many horse parks, ranches, and public stables which provide both guided and independent riding. The horses are also used for therapeutic purposes, both in specialized paraequestrian competition as well as non-competitive riding to improve human health and emotional development. The equestrian activities are also done in harness racing, such as at the horse shows and other kind of events such as historical reenactment or ceremony and in pulling carriages. In many parts of the world, the horses are still used for farming.

Now, let us come to the section providing latest information regarding Equestrian upcoming events.

One such event is going to held between September 25 to October 10 in 2010 at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Lexington, Kentucky. This is going to be the sixth edition of the equestrian games which are held every four years and are organized by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, FEI. The interesting thing to know about equestrian sports event is that for the first time, the Paralympics events will be add in the program and the games will be hosted by a city outside of Europe. Alltech, headquartered out of the Lexington suburb of Nicholasville. The sponsorship for this event is $10 million and Kentucky, is the main sponsor of the event.

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