Olympics-Obstacle racing to be tested as equestrian replacement in modern pentathlon

FILE PHOTO: A rider with her horse are seen next to a no riding zone sign during a news conference about keeping horse riding in the modern pentathlon program in Budapest, Hungary, November 12, 2021. REUTERS / Marton Monus/File Photo

(Reuters) -Modern pentathlon's governing body (UIPM) said it has selected two variations of obstacle racing for testing from more than 60 options as it looks to replace the equestrian element in the sport from the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

The UIPM had said in November it would determine a suitable replacement for equestrianism through a consultation process.

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