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It’s final: Modern Pentathlon will replace horseback riding with an obstacle course

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The Tokyo Olympics sure has brought equestrian sports to center stage, especially due to the Annika Schleu debacle (in which the German rider whipped the horse endlessly, in order to get him to move, and her coach even punched the horse). After a huge outcry, The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has decided to replace equestrianism with...Read More

The horse-related Modern Pentathlon saga refuses to end

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A short while ago, the governing body of the Modern Pentathlon, the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), has decided to remove horseback riding from the Olympic event and replace it with some other sport, that doesn’t include animals. This was the direct result of the  Annika Schleu debacle (in which the German rider whipped...Read More