Do equestrian Olympics bring their horses?

Here’s how it works. Obviously, the horses have to be flown to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in equestrian, and it’s a very involved process.

Do Olympic equestrian bring their own horses?

Sure, whatever. But what that also means is that in show jumping—unlike in the other Olympic equestrian sports—riders don’t get to bring their own horses. They are randomly assigned a horse from the horse pool. And if the horse doesn’t feel like jumping?

How do Olympians transport their horses?

Like their athletes, horses travel to the Olympics by plane. They actually receive passports at their birth, which details information like their health history, markings and size. Horses are loaded into stalls at ground level, and are then transported onto a plane.

How do they get the horses to Japan for the Olympics?

Over 300 horses have been flown to Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Horses travel in stalls, often in pairs, which are then loaded into cargo holds of large cargo airplanes.

Do equestrian horses get Olympic medals?

In the various medal ceremonies for equestrian, including the first two on Tuesday, the only mammals with medals around their necks are humans. The horses who they rode to glory – who carried them with one set of hoof prints and onto that podium – get no medal.

Do they bring their horses Olympics?

Follow Tokyo Olympics 2021: Latest medals and updates – Team GB’s mounts En Vogue, Everdale and Gio were flown 5,500 miles from the UK to be there, just three of 300 horses making the journey from across the world to be part in the Olympics and Paralympics in the Far East this summer.

How do horses go on planes?

And just like passenger flights, it’s all about the legroom. All horses, whichever class they’re travelling, are loaded into a large portable crate – the length of one horse – on the tarmac, which is then fixed into place on the plane.

How do you ship a horse to the Olympics?

The horses in Tokyo, like their riders, arrived by airplane after being quarantined for a week before their travels. They are placed into stalls on the ground and then transported by huge cargo jet.

How does the equestrian team get their horses to the Olympics?

Much like the athletes, the horses travel to the Olympics by plane. They are loaded into stalls which are then levered up to the plane, and loaded on. Two horses have to share a stall – though normally it would be three. They get special allowances for being Oympians.


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