All Olympic Dressage, Eventing, Jumping Places Confirmed by National Federations–FEI

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Olympic Games team medal podium at London in 2012--Germany (left), Great Britain (center) and Netherlands (right). © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Olympic Games team medal podium at London in 2012–Germany (left), Great Britain (center) and Netherlands (right). © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

April 3, 2016

All starting places allocated for horse sports including a record of 60 for dressage at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer were confirmed by national federations by the deadline, the FEI, International Equestrian Federation, reported Sunday

The starting places are a record 60 for dressage, up from 50 at the 2012 London Games, for a total of 200 for the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping. Jumping received 75 and eventing 65.

Starting places were earned over the past two years at championships and special events as well as rankings determined partly for Olympic geographic groups and partly by world standings.

The confirmed lineup for Rio does not mean all places allocated to nations will be filled by those countries as each combination needs to meet Minimum Eligibility Requirements (two scores of at least 64 per cent for dressage). The deadline for achieving those scores is June 19, but most have already done so.

The Olympic dressage lineup as confirmed by national federations is:

Teams – 11 of four horses and riders per nation for 44:

–Brazil (host)
–Germany (through 2014 World Games)
–Great Britain (through 2014 World Games)
–Netherlands (through 2014 World Games)
–Spain (through 2015 European Championships)
–Sweden (through 2015 Europeans)
–France (through 2015 Europeans)
–United States of America (through 2015 Pan American Games)
–Australia (through Olympic group allocation at 2014 World Games)
–Japan (through 2015 special event)
–Denmark (“composite” team through qualifying four individuals in Olympic group and world rankings)

Individuals — 16

–Canada – 2
–Russia – 2
–Austria
–Belgium
–Dominican Republic
–Ireland
–Italy
–Mexico
–New Zealand
–Palestine
–South Africa
–South Korea
–Switzerland
–Ukraine

Allocations for starting places are made to the nation and not individuals that won the place so in most cases individual combinations are competing to win places on their country’s team or fill individual slots.

The deadline for entries is July 18.

The dressage competition schedule at Rio;

Aug. 10 & 11–Grand Prix team and individual first qualifier
Aug. 12–Grand Prix Special team final and medal awards
Aug. 15–Grand Prix Freestyle individual final and medal awards