Cloned horses were allowed to compete in all levels of competition by the Fédération Equestre Internationale in 2012, but none were at the Olympics due to age requirements. Equestrian sports have been in the Olympics since 1900, with no gender divisions. US horses were flown to London for the 2012 Olympics.
Although cloned horses were previously banned from the Olympics, the Fédération Equestre Internationale decided in 2012 to allow cloned horses to compete at all levels of competition. There would be no clones competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, however, because there were no contenders that met the requirement that Olympic horses must be at least nine years old. The world’s first cloned horse, a female named Promethea, was born in 2003.
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Equestrian sports have been included in the Summer Olympics since 1900. There are no gender divisions in the games, so equestrian men and women compete in the same events.
US horses that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics were flown to London by cargo jet. The horses were kept in specially designed stables and accompanied by vets and other keepers.
Prior to 1952, only commissioned military officers were eligible to participate in Olympic equestrian competitions.