Events of the Summer Olympic Games
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Men and women compete against each other in the equestrian competitions, comprised of several events: dressage, jumping, and eventing, each with a team and an individual competition.
- Dressage, originally developed as a method of training horses for war, deals with the horse's ability to respond to the rider's commands.
- Based on foxhunting traditions, the jumping event requires the horse and the rider to clear obstacles on a course in a specified time.
- Eventing tests horsemanship, combining dressage, cross-country, and jumping events.