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Equestrian events were included in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900 and then in 1912, in a format very similar to that which was used at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In the past, the three-day event (Eventing) was restricted to military officers, while the jumping and dressage competitions were open to civilians, but only a handful of civilian riders competed up to 1948. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
Dressage
  • • individual Mixed
  • • team Mixed
Eventing
  • • individual Mixed
  • • team Mixed
  • Jumping
    • • individual Mixed
    • • team Mixed

    Athlete Quota:

    Eventing: 75 riders and 75 horses (no reserve horses)
    Dressage: 50 riders and 50 horses (10 reserve horses/1 per team)
    Jumping: 75 riders and 75 horses (15 reserve horses/1 per team)

    Allocation
    • PRINCIPLES
    • TIMELINE
    • SYSTEM
    • ENTRY (CHN)
    • ENTRY (INT'L)

    PRINCIPLES

    • Eventing
      Events:
      Team Competition
      Individual Competition
      ATHLETE/NOC QUOTA
      Athlete quota: 75 riders and 75 horses (no reserve horses)
      Maximum per NOC:
      For NOCs qualified in team competition, the maximum per NOC shall be 5 riders per nation, with the 3 best results to count.
      For nations qualified only as individuals, the maximum per NOC shall be 2 riders.
      An NOC may only participate with a maximum of 3 riders in the Final Individual competition.
      Qualification for the Final Individual Eventing Jumping Competition: Ifafter the Team competition, a NOC has five or four riders qualified forthis competition the three best placed riders following the Teamcompetition will be selected to participate in the Individual Finalcompetition.
      GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
      FEI Olympic Groups as referred to through the qualification procedure are based on the following 7 geographical regions:
      A - North Western Europe;
      B - South Western Europe;
      C - Central & Eastern Europe; Central Asia
      D - North America;
      E - Central & South America;
      F - Africa & Middle East;
      G - South East Asia, Oceania
    • Dressage
      Events:
      Team Competition
      Individual Competition
      ATHLETE/NOC QUOTA
      Athlete quota: 50 riders and 50 horses (10 reserve horses/1 per team)
      Maximum per NOC:
      For NOCs qualified in the team competition, the maximum number of athletes per NOC shall be 3 riders per nation, with the 3 best results to count.
      For nations qualified only as individuals, the maximum per NOC shall be 2 riders.
      An NOC may only participate with a maximum of 3 riders in the Final Individual competition.
      GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
      FEI Olympic Groups as referred to through the qualification procedure are based on the following 7 geographical regions:
      A - North Western Europe;
      B - South Western Europe;
      C - Central & Eastern Europe; Central Asia
      D - North America;
      E - Central & South America;
      F - Africa & Middle East;
      G - South East Asia, Oceania
    • Jumping
      Events:
      Team Competition
      Individual Competition
      ATHLETE/NOC QUOTA
      Athlete quota: 75 riders and 75 horses (15 reserve horses/1 per team)
      Maximum per NOC:
      For NOCs qualified in team competition, the maximum per NOC shall be 4 riders per nation, with the 3 best results to count.
      For nations qualified only as individuals, the maximum per NOC shall be 2 riders.
      An NOC may only participate with a maximum of 3 riders in the Final Individual competition.
      Qualification for the Final Individual Jumping Competition: If after the Team competition a NOC has four riders qualified for this competition the three best placed riders following the Team competition will be selected to participate in the Individual Final competition. (The fourth rider from the same NOC cannot be included on the reserve list of riders for the Final Individual competition.)
      GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
      FEI Olympic Groups as referred to through the qualification procedure are based on the following 7 geographical regions:
      A - North Western Europe;
      B - South Western Europe;
      C - Central & Eastern Europe; Central Asia
      D - North America;
      E - Central & South America;
      F - Africa & Middle East;
      G - South East Asia, Oceania

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