John Baxter riding Monarch the horse and Gemma Williamson in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh ahead of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. One of the largest rides in Scotland, and a spectacle of historical significance, the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, expects to attract up to 20,000 spectators this weekend
Anky van Grunsven ot the Netherlands competes on Whizashiningwalla BB during the Reining team final at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, Friday
A man rides a bull during festivities honouring the capital’s patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzman in Managua, Nicaragua
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A BMX rider jumps over a nail plate at a ‘Osthafen’ bridge arch with the new headquarters of the European Central Bank and the skyline of Frankfurt in the background.
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Tyler Corrington of Hastings, Minnesota competes in the saddle bronco riding during the fifth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas
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A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds on Friday in Deniliquin, Australia.
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Freestyle motocross rider Maikel Melero of Spain warms up ahead of the fifth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the savanna of Pretoria, South Africa.
Giuseppe Zedde of “Leocorno” or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena on Friday
A Pasola rider prepares to throw his spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village in Sumba Island, Indonesia. The Pasola Festival is an important annual event to welcome the new harvest season, which coincides with the arrival of ‘Nyale’ sea worms during February or March each year. Pasola, an ancient ritual fighting game, involves two teams of men on horseback charging towards each other while trying to hit their rivals with ‘pasol’ javelins and avoid being hit themselves.
A young Thai buffalo rider, centre, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round during an annual race in Chonburi Province, southeastern Thailand, on Friday. The race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.