Venue National Equestrian Center
Dates 7–19 August
List of equestrians
Dressage individual team
Eventing individual team
Jumping individual team
The equestrian events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to be held between 7 and 19 August at National Equestrian Center in Deodoro. Medals will be awarded in three disciplines for both individual and team competitions.
National Equestrian Center will host the equestrian events.
Medals were awarded in the following competitions:
Each event has its own qualification rules, but generally rely on FEI rankings.
For the team competition, ten quota spots are available. Three team spots are awarded at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games. In addition, six more are awarded at regional competitions (Europe: 3, America: 1, Africa/Asia: 2). In addition, should a country have qualified 3 or 4 athletes in the individual competition, they also qualify as a team and were allowed to compete in the team competition.
For the individual competition, 60 spots are allocated as follows: 40 to the athletes who qualified from the teams above. In addition, the two highest ranked riders from each of seven geographic regions will be qualified. The top six riders based on FEI ranking who do not qualify otherwise are given spots as well.
A country may send up to four riders if it qualifies for the team competition. Similar to dressage, teams of four riders are qualified at either the World Equestrian Games (WEG) or through a regional competition. The WEG awards five spots, the regions nine (Americas: two, Europe: four, Asia: two, Africa and the Middle East: one), and the hosts (Brazil). For the individual competition, a total of 75 spots is allocated as follows: 60 from the above teams the rest regional or through rankings.
A country may send up to four riders if it qualifies for the team competition. Similar to dressage, teams of four riders are qualified at either the WEG, a regional competition, or through a composite spot. The WEG awards six spots, the regions seven (America: one, Europe: two, Asia, Africa and Oceania: one), the hosts (Brazil). For the individual competition, a total of 65 spots is allocated as follows: 44 from the above teams, 7 through regional competitions and 14 through the world rankings.
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