Equestrian sports in the modern Olympics was originally limited to commissioned officers who competed in chariot and riding races. Today, the Olympic Equestrian sports are dressage, three-day eventing and show jumping. Women and men compete in the same events. Sailing is the only other Olympic event... Read more: http://thepetwiki.com/wiki/Olympic_Equestrian_Sports
What a year! With the Olympics, Vendée Globe, and much more... World #Sailing offers this tribute to the events and #sailors of 2016 on Scuttlebutt Sailing News... Welcome back from Christmas break everyone. The RSB Rigging Solutions office is now open and full steam ahead. Here's to a great 2017! #RiggingInPalma www.rsb-rigging.com
This is great! When Surfing Becomes Sailing by Planet Sport. Our team's surfing expert was excited to go and cover the Olympic Surfing events in Weymouth this weekend. Unfortunately, she and her friend Lizzy quickly found out that surfing is not an Olympic event and that Weymouth was actually hosting sailing. Through trial and error, the girls learn a little bit about sailing through the process.
Women first competed at the 1900 Paris Games. Women were allowed to compete in lawn tennis and golf, though there were three French women competing in croquet and there was at least one woman sailor as part of mixed crews. It is commonly believed that first woman to win an Olympic event was England's Charlotte Cooper, who won the tennis singles title, however Swiss sailor Hélène de Pourtalès won a gold medal as part of a team in sailing earlier than this. (1900 Olympic Games poster)