Originally Posted by faye
copper head. Showjumping, Dressage and 3day eventing are Olympic events.
Reining is not, mainly because it does not have global popularity. Over here in Europe and the Uk it is very very rare and very very few people do it. I'm not sure about Oz and Kiwi, but the smaller nations are unlikely to have it as it is a very US based sport.
To be included in the Olympics a large number of countries must have representatives that would be concidered to be at olympic standard. When you concider that apparently Rugby (which has the 4 yearly world cup which over 20 nations take part in) does not have the global presence needed to be an olympic sport then you see what difficulty Reining is going to have
Thanks for clearing that up. I knew 3 Day Eventing was part of the olympics and included showjumping and dressage, but didn't know that those two were also separate games.