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Welcome to the exhilarating Equestrian Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your horse riding and equestrian sports knowledge? It’s time to saddle up!

We’ve curated invigorating questions to challenge your equestrian mastery.

Just count your correct answers and trot over to our result table to assess your performance.

So, put on your riding gear, hold your reins tight, and gallop through this quiz to see if you can jump the equestrian trivia hurdles with finesse!

Table of Contents

1. What is the term used for a female horse under the age of four?

  • A) Colt
  • B) Mare
  • C) Filly

2. Which equestrian sport involves horses jumping over a series of obstacles?

  • A) Dressage
  • B) Show Jumping
  • C) Vaulting

3. What is the term for a horse’s father?

  • A) Sire
  • B) Dam
  • C) Stallion

4. Which of these is a breed of horse native to Ireland?

  • A) Clydesdale
  • B) Irish Draught
  • C) Andalusian

5. Which equestrian discipline is a combination of flat racing and jumping?

  • A) Endurance-
  • B) Steeplechase
  • C) Polo

6. What type of saddle is most commonly used in dressage?

  • A) Western saddle
  • B) Dressage saddle
  • C) Jumping saddle

7. At what age do most Thoroughbred racehorses start their racing career?

  • A) 2 years old
  • B) 3 years old
  • C) 4 years old

8. Which famous racehorse was the first to win the American Triple Crown in 1919?

  • A) Secretariat
  • B) Affirmed
  • C) Sir Barton

9. What is the gait that the American Saddlebred is famous for?

  • A) Canter
  • B) Rack
  • C) Piaffe

10. Which equestrian event tests the horse’s obedience, athleticism, and harmony with the rider?

  • A) Dressage
  • B) Cross-Country
  • C) Show Jumping

11. What is the tallest horse breed?

  • A) Friesian
  • B) Shire
  • C) Arabian

12. In which equestrian sport do riders compete in teams to score goals by hitting a small ball with a mallet?

  • A) Polo
  • B) Eventing
  • C) Show Jumping

13. What is the term for the movement where the horse’s front quarters stay in place while the hind legs pivot around?

  • A) Pirouette
  • B) Turn on the haunches
  • C) Half-pass

14. Which country is the birthplace of the Lipizzaner horse breed?

  • A) Spain
  • B) Austria
  • C) Slovenia

15. How many limbs must a horse have off the ground during a “flying change” in dressage?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) All 4

16. Which equestrian sport involves performing acrobatic exercises on the back of a moving horse?

  • A) Vaulting
  • B) Polo
  • C) Reining

17. How many phases are there in a Three-Day Event?

  • A) Two
  • B) Three
  • C) Four

18. What is the term for a young male horse?

  • A) Filly
  • B) Colt
  • C) Gelding

19. Which famous racehorse is considered one of the fastest of all time and broke the record for the Kentucky Derby in 1973?

  • A) Seabiscuit
  • B) Secretariat
  • C) War Admiral

20. Which equestrian sport involves performing a series of compulsory and freestyle figures on a flat, oval track?

  • A) Reining
  • B) Vaulting
  • C) Saddle Seat Equitation

21. What breed of horse is well known for its distinctive black and white markings and originated in the United Kingdom?

  • A) Appaloosa
  • B) Gypsy Vanner
  • C) Paint

22. In which equestrian sport do horses and their riders participate in an event that includes dressage, marathon, and cones phases?

  • A) Combined Driving
  • B) Endurance Racing
  • C) Horseball

23. What is the term for a group of horses kept together for purposes of training or breeding?

  • A) Barn
  • B) String
  • C) Herd

24. What is the term used for an untrained or inexperienced horse?

  • A) Green
  • B) Foal
  • C) Saddle sore

25. Which country is the birthplace of the Andalusian horse breed?

  • A) Spain
  • B) Germany
  • C) Portugal

26. Which horse is considered the foundation sire of the Thoroughbred breed?

  • A) Eclipse
  • B) The Darley Arabian
  • C) The Godolphin Barb

27. What organization is responsible for governing international equestrian sports?

  • A) International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • B) Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI)
  • C) International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC)

28. What is the term for a horse trained to perform in rodeos or competitions that showcase Western riding skills?

  • A) English Horse
  • B) Barrel Racer
  • C) Stock Horse

29. What is the term for a smooth four-beat gait of a horse that is faster than a walk but slower than a canter?

  • A) Trot
  • B) Lope
  • C) Gallop

30. What type of horse racing involves riders competing on a horse-drawn vehicle known as a sulky?

  • A) Safeguard racing
  • B) Harness racing
  • C) Flat racing

31. Which ancient civilization is credited with inventing the sport of chariot racing?

  • A) Greeks
  • B) Romans
  • C) Egyptians

32. In dressage, what is the term for the sideways movement performed by a horse that involves crossing the legs in a diagonal action?

  • A) Half-pass
  • B) Piaffe
  • C) Passage

33. In which year did equestrian events first appear at the modern Olympic Games?

  • A) 1912
  • B) 1900
  • C) 1908


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning ‘real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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