Olympics-Equestrian Field Full of Firsts

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Olympics-Equestrian Field Full of Firsts
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The Olympics are defined by superlatives, the fastest, the strongest, the greatest let-down, the biggest upset, but the field vying for equestrian gold in London's Greenwich Park promises far more than its fair share. The three equestrian disciplines of dressage, show jumping and eventing are already exceptional for their egalitarianism. The top ranks of riders include men and women, from teenagers to grandparents, all competing on an equal footing.

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