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100 riders chase Olympic glory

Hubert Perring of France and Diabolo St Maurice salute the crowd after performing their test during the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Special held at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue in Sha Tin during day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 16 August 2008 in Hong Kong, China.

Hubert Perring of France and Diabolo St Maurice salute the crowd after performing their Grand Prix Special test at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue in Sha Tin during day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The “Big Four” of equestrian nations will have the maximum number of horses and riders at the London Olympics, which open on 28 July.

Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the USA will each be represented by 13 riders.

Athletes from 40 countries on six continents will compete in the equestrian events, with the final list of entries being validated this week by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

Continuing the Olympic tradition, jumping is the strongest discipline with 26 nations represented, but dressage – for the first time – 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 be represented by teams in all three Olympic equestrian disciplines. Four countries – 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 from 28 July to 9 August at Greenwich Park.

 

Summary by discipline:

 

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

 

 

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 five 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

 

 

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

10 nations represented by individuals only: ARG, 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

 

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