All Three Equestrian Sports Confirmed for 2024 Paris Olympics, 200 Combinations–60 for Dressage–Same as Tokyo

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Palace of Versailles, the venue for equestrian competitions at the Paris Olympics in 2024

Dec. 7, 2020

All three equestrian sports were confirmed Monday for the 2024 Olympics in Paris with the quota of 200 combinations–60 for dressage, 65 for eventing and 75 for jumping–unchanged from the Tokyo Games lineup.

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board confirmed the quota despite imposing a ceiling of 10,500 on the total number of athletes for Paris and the addition of four new sports that has led to reduction in some sports.

Equestrian competitions of three team and three individual medal events will be staged at King Louis XIV’s Palace at Versailles, one of the most iconic Games venues and a World Heritage Site.

The Tokyo breakdown of equestrian competition allocates 15 teams for dressage, 15 for eventing and 20 for jumping, each of three combinations which means there will be no drop score.

“We are very happy to receive formal approval of our three disciplines for Paris 2024 from the IOC Executive Board and also confirmation that our athlete quota remains untouched at 200,” FEI President and IOC Member Ingmar De Vos said.

“This confirmation is also a token of appreciation for the efforts the FEI and the equestrian community have made to increase the fan base and improve digital figures for our sport. We really appreciate that the IOC didn’t touch our quota as we knew they needed to reduce the overall Games-wide quota to 10,500 athletes, but our sport has grown so much over the last decade that a reduction of our quota would have been detrimental to the universality of our Olympic competitions.”