Dating back to ancient Greece, the aim of dressage is to show off the athletic ability and obedience of the horse as it performs a series of set moves.
There are mandatory moves that horses and riders must go through, as well as a freestyle section set to music.
The Olympics mark the first time women's rugby has been in the games."Sometimes we spot that they don't know exactly how to behave in some sports because they've become fans of (soccer) for many years," Andrada said. Bukaty) Spectators take their seats in partially-empty stands before the men's preliminary handball match between Qatar and Croatia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug.
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Rugby and equestrian venues have been devoid of fans, and a Brazil volleyball match on famed Copacabana Beach had lots of empty seats Sunday.
Scattered seats were open early during the basketball game Saturday night between China and star-studded Team USA, usually one of the biggest draws of the Olympics.
However, Australia didn’t enter a team in the Olympic equestrian events until the 1956 Melbourne Games.
Interestingly, all the equestrian events at these games were held in Stockholm due to Australia’s strict quarantine restrictions for horses.