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Equestrian (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 15:31 BJT

Equestrian events first appeared on the Paralympic programme at the 1984 Games held in Stoke Mandeville and New York, and have featured at every Games since Atlanta 1996.

The Equestrian events test the ability of horse and rider to display both athletic prowess and supreme elegance.

Athletes with a disability have long taken part in Equestrian activities, originally as a means of rehabilitation and recreation. Para-Equestrian Dressage developed in the 1970s, with the first events held in Great Britain and Scandinavia. The multi-disability sport has since spread around the world, and athletes from more than 40 countries now compete on a regular basis.

Competition dates

30 August – 4 September

Competition venue

Greenwich Park

Number of competitors: 78

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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