Equestrian Occasions at The Olympics
This 12 months the Olympics might be coming to London. In July and August 2012 Greenwich Park, the Nationwide Maritime Museum, Previous Royal Navy School and Circus Discipline will host the equestrian occasions. The Paralympic Dressage might be held in September. Greenwich Park was chosen for its shut proximity to the Olympic Village. All of the constructions might be short-term and might be eliminated on the finish of the video games avoiding the necessity to construct a brand new everlasting enviornment. The park will solely be closed for a brief time period to keep away from disruption to the visiting public. The equestrian disciplines which might be held are: dressage, eventing, and showjumping. In every self-discipline each particular person and workforce medals are awarded. Within the mainstream equestrian occasions women and men compete in opposition to one another on equal phrases. All sole equestrian occasions happen over 4 days. The dressage competitors will contain 50 opponents throughout workforce and particular person occasions. The occasion will take a look at the power of the horse and rider to show athleticism and class. Opponents will participate in a workforce and particular person occasion which run concurrently a riders rating in a take a look at could be counted in each occasions. The workforce occasion contains the grand prix and grand prix particular rounds, the person occasion contains an additional around the grand prix freestyle. The eventing consists of Dressage, Present Leaping and Cross-Nation. The Cross-Nation part takes place over someday. In eventing 75 opponents will compete in whole throughout workforce and particular person occasions. The mix of the three parts exams each component of horsemanship: the dressage reveals the concord between horse and rider, cross nation requires velocity, power and confidence whereas the showjumping reveals precision, management and agility. The showjumping competitors can even contain 75 riders whole throughout the workforce and particular person. There are 5 rounds within the Present Leaping competitors. Two rounds are used to find out the putting within the Workforce occasion, with all 5 rounds enjoying a component within the Particular person occasion. A soar of will happen if two or extra opponents are in joint place for medals after the fifth spherical. The fashionable pentathlon additionally has an equestrian component of showjumping, which is held alongside pistol capturing, fencing, swimming and cross nation operating. 26 opponents will compete within the trendy pentathlon; males compete on the primary day and ladies on the second day. The Paralympic dressage will happen over 5 days; opponents will full in two dressage exams the primary being a championship take a look at made up of set actions. The second is a freestyle take a look at which opponents will choreograph themselves and select their very own actions and music.