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Firstpost Explains: How do equestrian horses travel from one country to another to compete at the Olympics
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Firstpost Explains: How do equestrian horses travel from one country to another to compete at the Olympics

Over 300 horses will be flown to Tokyo for the Games to compete in equestrian events. But how does one fly a horse from one country to another? Do they need passports as well?

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza picks horse 'Dajara 4' for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza picks horse 'Dajara 4' for Games

Mirza is only the third Indian equestrian after Indrajit Lamba and Imtiaz Anees to secure an individual spot in Eventing at the Olympic Games. Anees was the last to make the cut for the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a wildcard.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia's veteran equestrian Andrew Hoy to compete in record-extending eighth Games at 62
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia's veteran equestrian Andrew Hoy to compete in record-extending eighth Games at 62

The three-time gold medallist will stretch his own record of the most Olympic appearances by an Australian athlete, while at 62 he becomes the oldest male competitor ever from his country.

The emotional disconnect: Equestrian show jumpers reveal lockdown impaired rider-horse camaraderie
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The emotional disconnect: Equestrian show jumpers reveal lockdown impaired rider-horse camaraderie

For equestrian showjumper like Kaevaan, Zahan and their steeds, the lockdown has not only been a setback physically and mentally, it has affected something even more critical: man-horse camaraderie.

SAI to explore possibility of hiring differently-abled coaches to work with hearing, speech-impaired athletes
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SAI to explore possibility of hiring differently-abled coaches to work with hearing, speech-impaired athletes

In a virtual meeting with the Sports Minister, the AISCFD on Thursday highlighted the need for differently-abled coaches for its athletes for clear communication.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Taking care of horses is a full-time job', Fouaad Mirza dissects the nuances of equestrian riding
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Taking care of horses is a full-time job', Fouaad Mirza dissects the nuances of equestrian riding

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Fouaad Mirza opens up about nuances of equestrian riding, the logistics of transporting horses (including what a horse passport is), how riders forge a bond with their horses, and more.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Equestrian rider Fouaad Mirza ends India's two-decade wait by sealing quota for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Equestrian rider Fouaad Mirza ends India's two-decade wait by sealing quota for Games

At Tokyo 2020, Fouaad Mirza will become the third Indian after Late Wing Commander IJ Lamba (Atlanta 1996) and Imtiaz Anees (Sydney 2000) to represent India at the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers reschedule start times for triathlon, equestrian to counter sweltering heat
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers reschedule start times for triathlon, equestrian to counter sweltering heat

Tokyo temperatures in July and August, when the city will host the Games, regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity adding to the discomfort, and preparing for this has proved a consistent headache for organisers.

Equestrian Fouaad Mirza clinches gold at Olympic qualifying event in Poland
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Equestrian Fouaad Mirza clinches gold at Olympic qualifying event in Poland

Fouaad is currently the highest ranked individual in Group G for Asia Pacific Zone with 34 points on one horse Fernhill Facetime, 30 points on the second horse Touchingwood and at present qualifying his third horse, Dajara.

IOA asks Equestrian Federation of India not to hold 29 September elections without constitutional amendments
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IOA asks Equestrian Federation of India not to hold 29 September elections without constitutional amendments

The IOA has objected to a provision in the Equestrian Federation of India constitution which allows individual members and clubs to have voting rights in the Annual General Body Meetings.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Asiad equestrian silver-medallist Fouaad Mirza says he can qualify despite season-ending injury to preferred horse
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Asiad equestrian silver-medallist Fouaad Mirza says he can qualify despite season-ending injury to preferred horse

Fouaad Mirza has now set his eyes on qualifying for the Tokyo Games but will miss the services of his main horse, Seigneur Medicott for the entire year

Botched World Equestrian Games endurance event called off after heavy rains in North Carolina create unsafe conditions
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Botched World Equestrian Games endurance event called off after heavy rains in North Carolina create unsafe conditions

The endurance event of the World Equestrian Games set to be held in Tryon, North Carolina, was called off due to heavy rains after the beginning was botched by volunteers, who led participants in the wrong direction.

Asian Games silver medallist Fouaad Mirza says government must provide financial help to popularise equestrian
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Asian Games silver medallist Fouaad Mirza says government must provide financial help to popularise equestrian

Mirza said more and more equestrian competitions should be conducted to popularise the sport in India.

Asian Games 2018: Fouaad Mirza rides on talent, bond with mount to end India's medal drought in individual eventing
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Asian Games 2018: Fouaad Mirza rides on talent, bond with mount to end India's medal drought in individual eventing

Fouaad Mirza's talent and his partnership with his mount were the foundations on which he realised a dream for himself, his grounded family and for India.

Asian Games 2018: Rain of silver for India in athletics, equestrian events as big win remains elusive on dramatic Sunday
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Asian Games 2018: Rain of silver for India in athletics, equestrian events as big win remains elusive on dramatic Sunday

It was a dramatic Sunday when India kept chasing gold through the day in the equestrian park and the GBK Athletics Stadium. The silver medals kept coming but that big win remained elusive

Asian Games 2018: Fouaad Mirza clinches silver in individual event in Equestrian, team bags silver
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Asian Games 2018: Fouaad Mirza clinches silver in individual event in Equestrian, team bags silver

Fouaad Mirza won the silver medal with a score of 26.40, while Japan's Oiwa Yoshiaki clinched the gold with a score of 22.70. China's Hua Tian Alex finished in third position to win the bronze medal, with a score of 27.10.

Asian Games 2018: Will IOA's chopping and changing of Indian contingent lead to more consistency in selecting disciplines?
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Asian Games 2018: Will IOA's chopping and changing of Indian contingent lead to more consistency in selecting disciplines?

We can only hope that IOA has embraced consistency and used one yardstick to clear the different teams for participation. In the wake of all the changes ushered in a week after deadline of submission of entries by name, it has to be hoped that it is in the interest of consistency that IOA added, chopped and changed the composition of the contingent.

Asian Games 2018: India announce 524-member contingent across 36 disciplines for Jakarta event
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Asian Games 2018: India announce 524-member contingent across 36 disciplines for Jakarta event

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced a 524-member contingent of athletes for the 18 August-2 September Asian Games in Indonesia where they will vie for medals in 36 disciplines.