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Rather than being exhibition sports, these equestrian events are more usually considered as competitive events. There are a range of competitive equestrian events, but the so-called "English" events are dressage, showjumping, (and hunter jumpers in the US), the three day event (or horse trials), and showing, (pleasure horse events, where the event is judged on presentation, equitation, and rideablity of the horse). Showjumping, eventing and dressage are the Olympic events, because they are the equestrian sports included the Olympic Games. The Western competition events include the working cattle events, cutting and campdrafting (an Australian sport), barrel-racing and reining (sometimes called the Western version of dressage), amongst others. The trail events are endurance riding, and the judged trail events.

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At the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the term exhibition has a special meaning, being a financial award or grant to an individual student, normally on grounds of merit. The amount is less than a scholarship.

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