What is Equestrianism?

Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving horses. This broad description includes both the use of horses for practical, working purposes and for recreational activities and competitive sports.

Equestrian sport is the sport of horsemanship. At its best, it requires perfect understanding, communication, cooperation and partnership between a rider and his horse. Equestrian sport can be regarded as the ultimate in team sports: man and horse must work together for years to create the perfect partnership and to hone feats of grace, daring, agility and speed. Equestrian sport comprises eight disciplines and the most popular disciplines in Hong Kong are jumping, dressage and eventing.