Today I learned about the Airport Equestrian Program. It was a program started at certain airports in the early 2000s with the purpose to "to provide additional perimeter security for the airport, and to give equestrians a quality place to trail ride. " elcr.org/airport-equestri…
Emperor Augustus saved a slave from being fed to a pool full of lamprey eels by an equestrian for breaking his cup. Then Augustus had all the cups of the equestrian broken to punish him for his cruelty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ved…
The equestrian monument dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi and erected in Rome during 1895 was originally facing the Vatican, as Garibaldi had the ambition to conquer the Papal States. After the Lateran Treaty in 1929, the orientation of the statue was turned to face away by request of the Vatican. equestrianstatue.org/gari…
Ancient Roman apartments, called insulae, could reach up to 9 stories, could have running water (fed by nearby aqueducts) and were often owned by the rich and rented out to the poorer roman citizens (from somewhat rich equestrians to pretty poor workers). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ins…
Today I learned of Red Flag Laws almost enacted in Pennsylvania in 1896 which would require all motorists upon chance encounters with cattle or livestock to immediately stop the vehicle, disassemble it, and conceal the components out of sight behind nearby bushes until equestrian or livestock is pacified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Chinese parents consider horse riding an elite education to make their kids more outstanding in the highly competitive Chinese society. There were 1,802 equestrian clubs in China to July 2018, double the number in 2016 scmp.com/news/china/socie…
Auto polo, a car based version of the equestrian sport, was a Ford Model T publicity stunt and popular at fairs in the 1910's and 20's. It never took off due to costs and the risk injury and death to the participants and spectators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
The rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs extends to their families- daughters Jennifer Gates and Eve Jobs are also equestrian rivals, having competed against each other show jumping. businessinsider.com/eve-j…
Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve were good friends who attended Julliard together and that Robin paid many of Christopher's medical bills after the equestrian accident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
That, unlike most bronze sculptures of Roman emperors, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius was not melted down during the Middle Ages because Europeans of that time thought it was a statue of Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
The history of training and riding horses in China dates back to Shang (1600BC-1046BC) and Zhou era (1046BC-249BC) when equestrian was one of the Six Noble Arts. But the Chinese Equestrian Association was not founded until 1979 and China joined the International Equestrian Federation in 1982 absolutechinatours.com/ch…
In 1768, a skilled equestrian named Phillip Ashtley performed tricks on a horse while riding in a circle instead of a straight line, as his rivals at the time used to do. He chanced on the format and named it "circus". He is called the father of modern circus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
The Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington has a traffic cone on the head. This is because every time it is removed, people replace it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
Today I learned about Rabbit Show Jumping, aka "Kaninhop", which is basically equestrian sports but scaled down for bunnies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Napoleon Crossing the Alps refers to 5 versions of an oil on canvas equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
After his horse was deemed unfit to run a grueling 100 mile equestrian race, Gordy Ainsleigh ran it by foot, completed it, and thus launched ultra marathons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Hobby-horsing is a popular sport in Finland that simulates traditional equestrian events including competing in dressage and show jumping. The main difference being the rider isn't riding a real horse, they are riding a hobby-horse. news.nationalpost.com/new…
There is such a thing as Competitive Hobbyhorse in which competitors compete in equestrian jumping and dressing events while riding toy horses on a stick. horsenetwork.com/2017/03/…
Australia's quarantine laws during the 1956 olympics were so strict that they prevented equestrian events from occurring. The equestrian events were simultaneously held in Stockholm making 1956 the only instance of split site olympics. sok.se/inenglish/stockhol…
In the 1996 Olympics, equestrian competitor Gillian Rolton rode over 3 kilometers with broken ribs, a broken collarbone, and a punctured lung. Her team went on to win gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
Canadian equestrian Ian Miller holds the record for most appearances in the Olympics. He has competed in every summer Olympic games since 1972 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian…
Cloned horses are now allowed in the Olympics for equestrian competitions. singularityhub.com/2012/0…
Ghengis Khan sits atop the tallest equestrian statue in the world amusingplanet.com/2013/09…
The 1956 Summer Olympics were held in Melbourne Australia but because of strict quarantine rules, the equestrian events were held in Sweden six months before the rest of the events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
Strict Aussie quarantine laws forced equestrian events for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics to be held in Stockholm 6 months before, with each having their own opening ceremonies. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
Today I learned of Nick Skelton, a British equestrian who did not earn a medal until his 7th Olympic appearance, in 2012, after having attended the Summer Olympics since 1988 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
After the Declaration of Independence was read to the public, crowds in many cities tore down and destroyed signs or statues representing royal authority. An equestrian statue of King George in New York City was pulled down and the lead used to make musket balls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The 1956 Melbourne Olympics were actually co-hosted because "Australian quarantine laws were too severe to allow the entry of foreign horses, so the equestrian events were held separately in Stockholm in June." olympic.org/melbourne-sto…
To get to the World Cup in the US, horses for the World Cup equestrian event are loaded into portable, pod-like stalls, that are transported and locked down into a giant aircraft (and that 40 horses can be worth $150 million.) chronofhorse.com/article/…
Due to host nation Australia's strict quarantine rules for the 1956 Summer Olympics, the equestrian events were held in Sweden. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
The 1900 Olympics featured both long jump and high jump... of horses. In fact, the 1900 Olympic games are the only ones to ever feature equestrian high jump and long jump events en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
In the 1956 Olympics, held in Melbourne, Australia, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden, because quarantine regulations did not allow horses to enter Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
It is a common belief that the hoof position on an equestrian statue symbolises how the rider died. For example, if the horse is rearing then the rider died in battle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
Saddle Chairs are a type of ergonomic office chair mimicking equestrian saddles. franceshunt.co.uk/news/20…
Equestrian riders wear inflatable air vests, which immediately inflate when they fall from the saddle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Australia's quarantine laws during the 1956 Olympics were so strict that they prevented equestrian events from occurring. The equestrian events were simultaneously held in Stockholm making 1956 the only instance of split site Olympics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
Today I learned about Equestrian Vaulting, a sport where people do gymnastics on horses. youtube.com/watch?v=TAv-n…
Canadian Equestrian, Ian Millar, has appeared in 10 different Olympic games, with London 2012 being the most recent. He has only ever won one medal which was a silver medal for 'Team Jumping' at Beijing 2008 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian…
Equestrians wear air bag jackets that inflate when they fall to lessen the risk of injury. youtube.com/watch?v=Hgevv…
The number of hoofs off the ground in a military equestrian statue does NOT in fact reveal how the rider died. petruzzi.wordpress.com/20…
In 1850 "equestrian aeronautics" was the fancy term for attaching a horse to a hot air balloon. A woman fainted from "emotion" when the wind got gusty. guardian.co.uk/theguardia…
The number of hooves lifted into the air on equestrian statues does not always correlate with the fate of the rider. theequinest.com/statue-co…
At the 1952 Olympics, paralyzed equestrian participant Lis Hartel of Denmark won a silver medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
The Equestrian events for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, were held in Sweden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
Auto polo was a motorsport invented in the United States with rules and equipment similar to equestrian polo but using automobiles instead of horses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
The 101st Calvary started as a group of wealthy young men who were interested in equestrian sports in New York's Upper East Side. The called themselves "New York Hussars". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
The origin of the American Cowboy can trace its roots all the way back to Arabic (Moorish rule of Spain) equestrian tradition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…
Chess is a sport recognized by the IOC and therefore players are subject to Drug Testing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
That, in the UK, different types of pedestrian crossings are named after birds - Pelican and Puffin crossings are for pedestrians only, Toucan crossings allow for bikes. Crossings that allow for horseback riders to also cross are called Pegasus crossings. youtube.com/watch?v=X5V45…

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