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Van Gilder Cook, Sonia. "Equestrian Eventing: The Olympics Most Dangerous Sport?" Time. Olympics, 28 July 2012.

Web. 03 Apr. 2014.


I chose this article due to that it pertains to excluding Eventing from the future summer Olympics. This article argues that Eventing is one of the most dangerous events in the Olympics and due to that it should be excluded. Even though it is discussing eliminating this from the Olympics, I like this article due to that it does give Eventing the credit it deserves, it acknowledges that Eventing does have risk to the horse and rider when they compete. However I feel that the writer wasnt quite qualified to give this information, because even though there are injuries and deaths in the event occasionally (there has only been 12 deaths world wide from 2007 to 2008.) they also looked over the precautions that are taken to even participate at the level the riders are competing at. Additionally it says that that animal activists are saying that forcing the horses through this competition is a form of cruelty. But through personal knowledge, I am aware that if a horse did not want to compete it wouldnt. At the level that these horses are competing at, if the horse did not have the desire to do their job, they would not be competing.

"Elitist or Egalitarian?" The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 04 Aug. 2012. Web. 03 Apr. 2014.
I really liked this article due to that instead of focusing on whether Eventing is a sport or not, it went as far as to ask if Eventing was considered an Elite sport. This article

covered how most elite sports required deep pockets in order to be able to compete adequately. Which is very true. It mentioned how the queens granddaughter competed on the British Team which was very interesting. Additionally, it talked about how there were two types of teams competing for the Olympics. One being the countries team competing for a team medal, but additionally the team between the rider and horse. They made a good point on how not only you spend countless hours with your countrys team, but you spend even more hours with your horse. This is a very reliable source due to that is is off of a world wide known magazine, so it is very credited.

"Canadian Horse Journal." Horse Journals. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2014.
Eventing: The only sport where youre required to have your medical information strapped to your arm. This article discussed the known dangers of Eventing, but captured how that is part of the sport. They discussed that the challenge of the event is what draws attention to the brave riders. Additionally, it is mentioned that the danger is what makes the sport. Although, precautions are taken in the modern day such as air bag vests that are proving to prevent many injuries that could have taken place. Also this author seems very knowledgeable about the sport, I would also assume so due to that it is out of a horse journal. (making it even more reliable.) Lastly, it makes known that most injuries are prevented if the team is prepared correctly. The article states that most injuries are caused due to lack of experience and not preparing adequately.

"History of Eventing | Discover What Is Eventing." History of Eventing | Discover What Is Eventing. United States Eventing Association, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. The first event was held in 1902 for the test of Cavalry Officers fitness and suitability for the force. Dressage was to test the elegancy of the team, Cross Country was to test the stamina and courage, and Show Jumping was to test the soundness of the horse after Cross Country. Originally was only open to male military officers in active duty mounted only on military charges. I chose this article because it initially states what Eventing was created for, as well as who was capable of competing. Eventing was narrowed down to mostly only military men who rode calvary.

"History of Eventing | Discover What Is Eventing." Rolex Kentucky. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. <https://www.rk3de.org/eventing_history.html>. Was originally called the Militaire. Was introduced into Olympic games in 1912. Was considered a complete test for the Army horse. In 2005 a new format was introduced where Cross Country did not include the steeple chase. Although this isnt much formation gathered by the website, I am having trouble finding different information. This is additional valuable information about the history. But I cannot seem to find the info that states when Eventing made the changes from male to female.

"Eventing." United States Equestrian Federation. USEF, n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2014. <https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/alleventing/aboutEv enting.aspx>.

I chose this article because it provided reliable bases to my project. Since I am not an official, I wanted to additionally have a source that explains the basic concept of Eventing. This article explains what Dressage, Cross-Country, and Showjumping are. Coming from a national organization that sponsors Eventing, this source is very reliable. The USEF are one of the organizations that created Eventing, and are also one of the organizations that renews rules.