Equestrian at London 2012 will feature the discipline of dressage, the danger of eventing and the drama of jumping.
Ian Stark won four silver medals while competing at the 1984, 1988 and 2000 Olympics, and he told BBC Sport how his love for equestrian was sparked.
Horse riding is a sport that anyone can participate in, regardless of age, ability or background. Lessons are important for beginners as mastering the basics ensures safety.
Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic equestrian events are taking place, and where you can watch them.
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