Olympic Equestrian Event Research Paper

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Women and Men compete together in Olympic Equestrian events The change and development in women’s sports has significantly changed throughout the years. As many of us know, women have fought for their right to participate in sports, they have fought for their right to work, they have fought for their right to vote, and they continue fighting for the same pay equity as men. This all comes back to when it all started. When women had just started to demonstrate an interest in sports, which leads me to a historical event that changed everything not only for women, but for men as well. In 1952, an event that changed many peoples’ lives occurred. For the first time ever, men and women were able to compete in the Olympic Equestrian Event. This changed many peoples’ lives because it motivated many to feel accepted and it encouraged women in particular to demonstrate their skills. The 1952 Summer Olympics was better known as the Games of the XV Olympiad. It was an international multi-sport event in Helsinki France…show more content…
They have the Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing competitions (Wood, R.). The Dressage and Eventing were premiered in 1912 (Equestrian). In 1952, four out of the 138 riders were women in the Show Jumping Competition. Although it was rare for women to compete in all the events, women that year participated in the Dressage Competition. There were 27 riders from ten different nations who competed in the Dressage Competition. Lastly, there was 59 riders from twenty-one different countries who competed in the Event Competition. There was a total of nineteen teams created. Thirteen of the teams that competed in the Event Competition were all strictly officers. Two teams were a mixture of officers and civilians. The other four teams were civilians. In total, there was 59 riders from twenty different nations who competed in the Equestrian Olympics Event in 1952 (Equestrian at the 1952 Summer

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