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Re: [RC] re: eventing's classic format - Truman Prevatt

The original Olympic games was for males - except for the equestrian events. Yes there equestrian events in the original games - but they were for women only.

In some respects as the definition of the Olympics stands today, it represents the accomplishments of humans - if horses have a place can be debated. In reality equestrian events cost a lot to build the facilities and run the events. Given the issues today with international transport of horses that causes even bigger issues and additional cost. It cost the Atlanta games quite a bit for the quarantine of the non US horses to prevent certain diseases from being transported to the US. I will be interested to see who takes horses to China and how many come back.

Given these issues and the IOC statement that they want to eliminate events - the equestrian events are I suspect on the top of the list to cut.



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[RC] re: eventing's classic format, Lynn White