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What is Show Jumping

Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports
Horse and rider are trained to traverse a course of jump obstacles in an arena. The winner is judged according to fastest completion with most jump obstacles cleared.
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Barriers, Issues, and Similarities Among Women in eSports and Similar Mixed Gender Sports: Ascertaining Common Ground
Sharon K. Andrews (University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA) and Caroline M. Crawford (University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7300-6.ch002
eSports provides exciting opportunities for women to compete equally with men within a sex-integrated sport. Examples of sports that are sex-integrated are the three equestrian Olympic sports of jumping, eventing, and dressage. Unlike equestrian sports, eSports is accessible to women of all income levels and in all parts of the world. However, even though women meet the biologic requirements of eSports, women face difficult gender-based social and cultural barriers. Similar barriers historically existed, and still exist, in Equestrian sports. This chapter explores the historical and present barriers in eSports and equestrian sports, and others, looking for similarities and common ground in the causes and mediation of such barriers and makes predictions for the future of women in eSports.
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