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It's the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!
~ This is the Equestrian thread ~


The Equestrian sport at the Olympics is separated into three disciplines: dressage, jumping, and eventing. All of these disciplines are based around the partnership between horse and human, and is one of the only sports at the Olympics where men and women compete on equal footing. It also has an incredibly diverse age range, with the oldest Olympian at the last games being 61-year-old Australian dressage rider Mary Hanna.

All three events within Equestrian are focused on varying levels of accuracy, speed, and technical difficulty, and there are both individual and team medals up for grabs. The FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale) has started a great series here on their YouTube about the Equestrian sport

The full schedule can be found here. You can follow along live on Eurosport, BBC or Discovery+ depending on which session you are watching. This year all qualifying sessions are only shown on Eurosport and Discovery+ which require paid subscriptions, although key snippets of the finals will be available on the BBC



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~Dressage is officially underway!~

This morning the equestrian event kicked off with the dressage horse inspection where horses go through a medical check to ensure they're fit and healthy for the competition. All British competitors passed the inspection with only one horse overall being withdrawn so far

The joint individual and team qualifying takes place over Saturday and Sunday. In both the joint qualifying and the team final, pairings complete a standardised test and are marked purely on execution. The best eight teams will progress to the team final on Tues 27th July.

For individual medals, the two best-scoring pairs from each qualifying group, plus the next best six pairs across all the groups, will qualify for the individual final on Wed 28 July. In the individual final, pairs ride their own self-choreographed test along with their choice of music and are judged on difficulty and execution.

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~ Dressage qualifying is complete ~

The full breakdown of results can be found here, but these are the highlights.

All riders from the British team (Charlotte Fry and Everdale, Carl Hester and En Vogue, Charlotte Dujardin and Gio) have qualified for the finals which will take place on Tuesday. The top 10 individuals across all of the qualifying groups are:

1. Germany's Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera - 84.379%
2. Germany's Isabell Werth on Bella Rose 2 - 82.500%
3. Denmark's Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian - 81.056%
4. Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin on Gio - 80.963%
5. Germany's Dorothee Schneider on Showtime FRH - 78.820%
6. The Netherlands' Edward Gal on Total US - 78.649%
7. USA's Sabine Schut-Kery on Sabine - 78.416%
8. Great Britain's Charlotte Fry on Everdale - 77.096%
9. The Netherlands' Hans Peter Minderhoud on Dream Boy, - 76.817%
10. USA's Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper - 76.196%
Remember though that this is not representative of all successful qualifiers, as qualifying is based on groups rather than the overall lead-table. See the full breakdown of results to see all qualifiers.

The team final starts at 9am on Tuesday 27th July and the individual final begins at 9:30am on Wednesday 28th July. The key moments of both will be available on BBC One but you can only see the full sessions on Eurosport or Discovery+
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~ Dressage team final is complete ~

Germany take team gold, the US take silver and Great Britain comes home with team bronze! GB held the silver position for the majority of the competition, but a strong final ride from the US and Dujardin's slightly more mistake-prone than usual test meant GB dropped into third. Here are the full results:

1. Germany - 8178.0
2. USA - 7747.0
3. Great Britain - 7723.0
4. Denmark - 7540.0
5. The Netherlands - 7479.5
6. Sweden - 7210.0
7. Spain - 7198.5
8. Portugal - 6965.5
Results are calculated by adding together the marks of each of the three pairings.

The dressage action will reach its crescendo tomorrow with the Grand Prix Freestyle Individual Final at 9:30am UK time. The pre-competition horse inspection begins at 2:30am
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The third place is a great success for the British team. :king3: Germany was the expected top favorite and won. That is (almost) a safe gold medal. :king1:
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~ Dressage individual final is complete ~

The individual final treated us to some incredible choreographies and musical creations, as well as some surprise results! Britain's Charlotte Dujardin rode an outstanding test on Gio to get her (somewhat unexpectedly) onto the podium, and the Olympic debutant Jessica von Bredow-Werndl outshone her incredibly successful and well-decorated German teammate, Isabell Werth. Here are the top 5:

1. Germany's Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera - 91.732%
2. Germany's Isabell Werth and Bella Rose 2 - 89.657%
3. Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin and Gio - 88.543%
4. Denmark's Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian - 87.507%
5. USA's Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo - 84.300%

Tomorrow at 1:30am the Eventing commences with the horse inspection, with the competition getting underway on Friday
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~ Dressage individual final is complete ~

The individual final treated us to some incredible choreographies and musical creations, as well as some surprise results! Britain's Charlotte Dujardin rode an outstanding test on Gio to get her (somewhat unexpectedly) onto the podium, and the Olympic debutant Jessica von Bredow-Werndl outshone her incredibly successful and well-decorated German teammate, Isabell Werth. Here are the top 5:

1. Germany's Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera - 91.732%
2. Germany's Isabell Werth and Bella Rose 2 - 89.657%
3. Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin and Gio - 88.543%
4. Denmark's Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian - 87.507%
5. USA's Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo - 84.300%

Tomorrow at 1:30am the Eventing commences with the horse inspection, with the competition getting underway on Friday
I am more interest in show jumping, so when it comes to this competition? by all means Germany's equestrians did a great job as usual. :king1::king2:
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I am more interest in show jumping, so when it comes to this competition? by all means Germany's equestrians did a great job as usual. :king1::king2:
My personal favourite is the cross country phase of eventing! Show jumping will no doubt be very exciting too, I have a good feeling about Britain's chances with Ben Maher with Explosion W
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~ Eventing is underway! ~

Eventing is the equestrian discipline which puts all core skills to the test, and favours the all-rounder. It is a discipline of three phases; dressage, jumping, and cross country. Although marked slightly differently, the dressage and jumping in eventing are much the same as the stand-alone events, albeit less advanced. For dressage, competitors only ride a standardised test rather than the freestyles seen in stand-alone dressage competitions. The test is slightly simpler than its counterpart, and the jumping has a lower maximum height.

The cross country phase is unique to eventing, and is a huge test of fitness, speed, and accuracy. The flat sections of the course are ridden at a gallop, and jumps are solid (ie. they don't fall when hit like a show jumping jump) and are more natural looking, and there are water sections for horses to navigate. Jumps are organised in tricky combinations to catch riders out and test how well horses listen to their riders. In order to have a penalty-free round, pairings must finish within a given time and must complete all jumps cleanly.

The dressage phase began today with the first two groups completing their tests. The full report will be posted here tomorrow when the third group of dressage competitors have completed their tests.

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~ The dressage phase is complete ~

All marks apply for both individual and team results, so at the end of dressage we can start to see how the event might pan out! With eventing, marks are based on faults and penalties so the pairs with the lowest marks rank the highest. The same applies for teams, where penalty points are combined. Here are the top 5 for team and individual after the first phase:

Individual
1. Germany's Michael Jung and Chipmunk FRH - 21.10
2. Great Britain's Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class - 23.60
3. China's Alex Hua Tian and Don Geniro - 23.90
4. Germany's Julia Krajewski and Amande de B'Neville - 25.20
5. New Zealand's Tim Price and Vitali - 25.60

Team
1. Great Britain - 78.30
2. Germany - 80.40
3. New Zealand - 86.40
4. Japan - 90.10
5. Sweden - 91.10
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~ The cross country phase is complete ~

The cross country course at the Tokyo Olympics proved a tricky course for lots of pairings in today's competition, but has been a brilliant show of skill for all involved! The British team came out of this phase stronger than ever, and some surprise faults for top riders have shaken up the order. In cross country, big penalties are given for horses refusing to jump or jumping incorrectly, and small penalties are given for each second over the maximum time. For the overall standings, faults are added from all three phases. Here are the top 5 following phase two:

Individual
1. Great Britain's Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class - 23.60 (including 0.00 cross country faults)
2. Germany's Julia Krajewski and Amande de B'neville - 25.60 (including 0.40 cross country faults)
3. Great Britain's Laura Collett and London 52 - 25.80 (including 0.00 cross country faults)
4. New Zealand's Tim Price and Vitali - 26.80 (including 1.20 cross country faults)
5. Japan's Kazuma Tomoto and Vinci De La Vigne - 27.50 (including 1.60 cross country faults)

Team
1. Great Britain - 78.30
2. Australia - 96.20
3. France - 97.10
4. New Zealand - 104.00
5. United States - 109.40
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Going to be exciting today for the team medal. :nutcase:
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~ The eventing final is complete ~

The jumping phase has proven to be a nail-biting conclusion to the eventing competition and an incredible day for team GB! Great Britain came away with a record-breaking gold medal by being the lowest-scoring (ie. best-scoring) eventing team in all of Olympic history, and is Britain's first eventing gold in 49 years. France has been a favourite for the medals in recent years, but Germany's exclusion from the podium has been quite unexpected. Japan's Kazuma Tomoto (who is trained by William Fox Pitt for avid eventing fans!) will be heart-broken by narrowly missing the medal spots at his home Olympics. Here are the final top 5s:

Individual
1. Germany's Julia Krajewski and Amande de B'neville - 26.00 (including 0.40 jumping faults)
2. Great Britain's Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser - 29.30 (including 0.40 jumping faults)
3. Australia's Andrew Hoy and Vassily de Lassos - 29.60 (including 0.00 jumping faults)
4. Japan's Kazuma Tomoto and Vinci de la Vigne - 31.90 (including 4.40 jumping faults)
5. Great Britain's Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class - 32.40 (including 8.80 jumping faults)

Team
1. Great Britain - 86.30
2. Australia - 100.20
3. France - 101.50
4. Germany - 114.20
5. New Zealand - 116.40
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Krajewski the first woman who won a medal in the individual competition and Great Britian the first gold in the team competition after a looong time, plus silver in individual. Hey, let's celebrate together this success, it is party time for both, Germans and Britons!

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I really liked the BBC interview from the team winner saying that equestrian medals aren't just for people with posh accents. Very well said. :yep:
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Krajewski the first woman who won a medal in the individual competition and Great Britian the first gold in the team competition after a looong time, plus silver in individual. Hey, let's celebrate together this success, it is party time for both, Germans and Britons!

:party2:

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It's incredible it's taken this long to have a female champion given how many amazingly talented women are in the sport! Definitely a great day for both countries :thumbsup:
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~ Jumping is underway! ~

Jumping, also known as showjumping, is the equestrian discipline which not only tests horses' ability to jump high obstacles but also requires speed, bravery, good communication, and accuracy. It can be tough to gauge how big the jumps are on TV but the heights are incredibly impressive; up to 1.6m high, 2.2m wide for solid jumps and up to 4.5m wide for water jumps. To make it even tougher, there is a tight maximum time which requires riders to ride awkward lines and jump their horses at sharp angles, forcing riders to weigh up risk and reward at every turn.

The team medals will be decided in a similar way to eventing where the teams with the lowest combined penalties get the highest places. The individual final, however, is a tad more nail-biting. It is comprised of the first round where all successfully qualified riders ride the course, with lowest penalty riders ranking highest. There is almost always a handful of pairings who manage clear rounds, and these pairs will go through to the jump off where they run the course again, but this time against the clock. The fastest clear round wins so riders put it all on the line, making for a dramatic show!

Jumping kicked off this morning with qualifying, the full report will follow soon

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~ Jumping qualifying is complete ~

The jumping course in the qualifying phase seems to have been a fairly uncomplicated one as 25 of the 30 successful qualifiers came away with clear rounds. There's a lot of promise for team GB, particularly for Ben Maher and Explosion W who qualified highest of everyone. Here are the top 10 ranked by time, since all are penalty-free:

1. Great Britain's Ben Maher and Explosion W - 81.34s
2. Ireland's Darragh Kenny and Cartello - 82.01s
3. Israel's Ashlee Bond and Donatello 141 - 82.84s
3. The Netherland's Maikel van der Vleuten and Beauville Z - 84.61s
4. Canada's Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina 2 - 84.76s
5. Ireland's Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro - 85.18s
6. Belgium's Gregory Wathelet and Nevados S - 85.20s
7. Portugal's Luciana Diniz and Vertigo du Desert - 85.62s
8. Great Britain's Scott Brash and Jefferson - 85.72s
9. Sweden's Peder Fredricson and All In - 85.83s
10. Belgium's Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus - 86.10s

The jumping individual final commences on Wednesday at 11am UK time and the team final begins at 11am UK time on Saturday
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~ Jumping individual final is complete ~
The individual final gave us all the excitement it promised and more, and was an incredible result for team GB! The host team did well to have Daisuke Fukushima and Chanyon competing in the jump-off, finishing the competition in sixth place. Sweden look especially strong for the upcoming team competition as all three of their pairings reached the jump-off. Here are the full results:

Individual
1. Great Britain's Ben Maher and Explosion W - 37.85s
2. Sweden's Peder Fredricson and All In - 38.02s
3. The Netherland's Maikel van der Vleuten and Beauville Z - 38.90s
4. Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward - 39.71s
5. Sweden's Malin Baryard-Johnsson and Indiana - 40.76s

The last of the equestrian events, the team jumping final, begins at 11am UK time this Saturday
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