Dressage is 2nd Largest Olympic Equestrian Sport in London, Overtakes Eventing–Amended

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Dressage has overtaken eventing to become the second largest equestrian event at an Olymics for the fist time with the release Monday of validated entries for the Games opening in London in 11 days.

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) announced that athletes from 40 countries on six continents will compete in the equestrian events at London’s Greenwich Park.

Continuing the Olympic tradition, jumping is the strongest discipline with 26 nations represented.

For the first time, dressage has overtaken eventing and has the second highest number of nations taking part, with 23 compared to 22 for eventing.

Seven nations–Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA–will have teams in all three Olympic equestrian disciplines. Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and host nation Great Britain have qualified the maximum number of 13 riders.

The Olympic equestrian events will take place July 28 to Aug. 9.

Summary by discipline:

DRESSAGE

23 nations: AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, DEN, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, ITA, JPN, MAR, NED, NOR, NZL, POL, POR, SWE, UKR, USA

5 nations represented by a team and one individual: DEN, GBR, GER, NED, USA

10 teams (including the teams mentioned above): AUS, CAN, DEN, ESP, GBR, GER, NED, POL, SWE, USA

13 nations represented by individuals only: AUT, BEL, BRA, FIN, FRA, IRL, ITA, JPN, MAR, NOR, NZL, POR, UKR

50 riders

JUMPING

26 nations: ARG, AUS, AZE, BEL, BER, BRA, CAN, CHI, COL, EGY, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, JOR, JPN, KSA, MEX, NED, POR, RUS, SUI, SWE, SYR, UKR, USA

15 teams: AUS, BEL, BRA, CAN, CHI, FRA, GBR, GER, KSA, MEX, NED, SUI, SWE, UKR, USA

11 nations represented by individuals only: ARG, AZE, BER, COL, EGY, IRL, JOR, JPN, POR, RUS, SYR

75 riders

EVENTING

22 nations: AUS, AUT, BEL, BLR, BRA, CAN, ECU, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, ITA, JAM, JPN, NED, NZL, POL, RSA, RUS, SWE, THA, USA

13 teams: AUS, BEL, BRA, CAN, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, JPN, NED, NZL, SWE, USA

9 nations represented by individuals only: AUT, BLR, ECU, ITA, JAM, POL, RUS, RSA, THA

75 riders

TOTAL: 200 riders: 76 women, 124 men

40 nations: ARG, AUS, AUT, AZE, BEL, BER, BLR, BRA, CAN, CHI, COL, DEN, ECU, EGY, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, ITA, JAM, JOR, JPN, KSA, MAR, MEX, NED, NOR, NZL, POL, POR, RSA, RUS, SUI, SWE, SYR, THA, UKR, USA

(A previous version incorrectly identified the number of nations on dressage and eventing.)

The complete list of validated entries:

Olympic Entries July 14_2012